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Medium:
canvas; ink; metal; leather
Dimensions:
37 x 23 in (94 x 58.4 cm)
Type:
Mail Processing Equipment
Place:
New York
Date:
September 11, 2001
Description:
How can ordinary objects tell extraordinary stories? On September 11, 2001, postal clerks were using this ordinary mailbag to haul mail at the Church Street Post Office that serviced the World Trade Center in New York City. Luckily no postal employees lost their lives in the terrorist attacks that day. The bag was recovered from the damaged post office; as a part of the National Postal Museum's permanent collection, this simple mail bag can be be used to tell the story of postal workers on a tremendous day in American history.
Associated Event:
9/11/2001: Destruction of World Trade Center, New York City  Search this
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Mail Processing  Search this
Object number:
2002.2002.17
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2002.2002.17