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Rural letter carrier's handmade sorting bag

Description:

This unique hand-sown cloth bag is divided into pockets, each labeled with the name of a postal patron. A rural delivery carrier designed and fabricated the bag to sort the mail for delivery in the order of the residences along his route.

Date:
After 1896
Markings:
WM BARNHART (V___UNSCHEEN) / ED HORNIK / NJ MIZAUR / HY KURANDA VITMAREK / JOE BARTO / (JOHNLLICK) MIKE TYMER / FRANK DIVOKY / JOE –L.MIZAUR / L.A. MIZAUR / F.H.L.A. / W.M. HOLUB ASA – SCEER / W.M. HOLUB JOE BOLI CHEK / JOHN BENHART HENRY –WOLFE / LOUIS – HOLZINGER MAX ANDERSON / E.A. LESLIE / JOE – F. BURESH / HARRY – JUEHRING / FRANK RULEY / HARRY FOWLER [left to right].
Medium:
fabric (cotton); metal
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 11 1/2 × 13 in. (29.21 × 33.02 cm)
Museum ID:
0.234863.13
Place:
Iowa


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  • Rural letter carrier's handmade sorting bag
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