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Mail sack

Description:

This style of domestic mail sack was used in the mid-twentieth century to dispatch magazines, circulars, and flyers.

Reference:

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

Date:
mid-20th century
Markings:
in stencil on canvas above blue lines "DOMESTIC" between blue lines in larger stencil "U.S. MAIL" below blue lines "2"
Medium:
canvas (white with 2 bands of thin blue stripes); rope; metal
Dimensions:
39.75 x 24 x 1in (101 x 61 x 2.5 cm)
Museum ID:
2004.2004.25
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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