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Photograph of Mailsters on parade

Description:

To promote their newest mail carrier vehicles, postal officials organized a group of mailsters for an appearance in a holiday parade. The mailsters bore banners of Santa's reindeer, with the "Rudolph" vehicle in the lead. That mailster has been fitted with a red cover over its top front headline to mimic the fabled reindeer's red nose. Washington, DC postal officials took advantage of a Christmas parade in suburban Maryland to show off their new three-wheeled vehicles.

National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection

Photographer: Unknown

Date:
c. 1954
Medium:
paper; photo-emulsion
Dimensions:
Height x Width (unframed): 8 x 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Museum ID:
A.2009-56
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
Maryland
Credits:
National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection
Photographer: Unknown

Glossary

Additional Records
  • Photograph of letter carrier in Mailster vehicle
  • Photograph of letter carrier with horse and wagon
  • Photograph of loading mail onto Railway Post Office car
  • Photograph of mail collection three-wheeled motorcycle
  • Photograph of mail collection wagon
  • Photograph of mail collection wagon
  • Photograph of mail collection wagons
  • Photograph of mail screen wagon and Bisonte Hotel
  • Photograph of mail streetcar in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Photograph of mail streetcar in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Photograph of mail streetcar in Washington, DC
  • Photograph of Mailsters on parade
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