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Shirt

Description:

The collared shirt has two breast pockets and long sleeves with buttoned cuffs, and the front fastens with seven gray plastic buttons. Light-gray colored shirts remained uniform standard until 1955, when postal officials designated a new, light-blue color scheme.

As early as 1901, regulations permitted city delivery letter carriers to wear a shirt and tie without their jackets in hot weather.

Reference:

National Association of Letter Carriers. “Dressed for Success: The Evolution of Letter Carrier Uniforms.” Postal Record. October 1986.

http://blue.usps.gov/postalhistory/histuniforms.htm (Accessed June 6, 2002)

Date:
Before 1956
Markings:
Literal: 2 805 / 15 /1390 /35 [bottom left front] Collar: 15 2 0 Do Not Startch
Medium:
fabric (cotton)
Dimensions:
16 x 29 in. (40.64 x 73.66 cm)
Museum ID:
0.234863.4
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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