Moving the Mail


Subject:
Ready Reference & Quick Facts , Postal Information

Description:
Exhibit about the development of transportation service for mail delivery in the U.S. Includes images and information about the Railway Mail Service, airmail, and the "postal service's vehicular fleet, the largest in the world." Also includes details about the "Star Route" service, in which "the Post Office Department hired contractors ... and allowed them to use any form of transportation they chose to carry the mail, from canoes to snowshoes." From the National Postal Museum.

Publisher:
National Postal Museum

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/exhibits/2c_moving.html


PID= res:lii-19961