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Mail pouch

Description:

This is a Post Office Department sample of the style of U.S. domestic mail pouch used to dispatch first-class and registered mail during the 1920s and 1930s. There is no additional information on this pouch.

Reference:

Mail Bag Equipment Catalog. Published by the Post Office Department. March, 1960.

Date:
1920-1930s
Markings:
in stencil on canvas "(US cipher) / MAIL / No 2" handwritten in blue "42 / 41 1/2 - 7/13/21" near top to left of "MAIL" in pencil to right of "MAIL" is "42"
Medium:
canvas (white with 2 wide blue stripes); leather; metal
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 2.5 x 61 x 104.1cm (1 x 24 x 41in.)
Museum ID:
2004.2004.22
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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