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Photograph of rural carrier in automobile at mailbox

Description:

An unidentified, enterprising Rural Free Delivery (RFD) carrier tries out a car on his snowy route to show off for a Post Office Department photographer. The Department hoped to encourage carriers to replace their horses and wagons with the latest in transportation technology. Few carriers did so. Vehicles at the time were not yet adequate replacements for horses, wagons, and sleds on rural roads.

Date:
c. 1905
Medium:
paper; photo-emulsion
Dimensions:
Height x Width (unframed): 2 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. (5.72 x 11.43 cm)
Museum ID:
A.2010-1
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Credits:
National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection
Photographer: Unknown

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