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Rural Free Delivery mailbox

Description:

This barrel-shaped mailbox with a red flag is typical of mailboxes along Rural Free Delivery routes. This mass-produced box met the basic regulations imposed by the Post Office Department. Although not decorative, the simple design served as a protective container to send and receive mail.

Date:
20th Century
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
10.75 x 10.75 x 21 in (27.30 x 27.30 x 53.34 cm)
Museum ID:
1984.0982.1
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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