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River of Mail

Creator:
National Postal Museum  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-11-02T17:56:23.000Z
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNPM
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNPM
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_yR9iOKvDlD0

Little America Post Office safe

Associated Organization:
Little America (Antarctica) Post Office (USPS)  Search this
Medium:
metal (iron); wood; paint (black and green with gold lettering)
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 21 × 16 × 18 in. (53.34 × 40.64 × 45.72 cm) Height x Width x Depth (Crate Dimensions): 30 1/2 × 27 × 29 in. (77.47 × 68.58 × 73.66 cm) Weight (total weight of current crate and object): 303 lb.
Type:
Mail Processing Equipment
Place:
United States of America
Date:
1934
Topic:
Post Office Structures  Search this
Object number:
1984.0015.1
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm873c77fa9-9fae-4db6-a20c-7ee6f4f2ed73
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1984.0015.1
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Vietnam-era experimental mailbag

Medium:
plastic; metal
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 21 x 22 x 6 in. (53.34 x 55.88 x 15.24 cm)
Type:
Mail Processing Equipment
Place:
United States of America
Place of Use:
Vietnam (southern republic)
Date:
c. 1956-1975
Topic:
Mail Processing  Search this
Object number:
2014.2016.1
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8d889e297-6d15-4307-9829-421c5a152b60
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2014.2016.1
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Photograph of postal employee working in a mail processing center

Medium:
paper; photo-emulsion
Type:
Photographs
Place:
United States of America
Date:
c. 1965
Credit line:
National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection Photographer: Unknown
Object number:
A.2006-19
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm856673bac-1ef5-4470-a787-cfa06fb262a6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_A.2006-19

Photograph of postal clerks sorting mail

Medium:
paper; photo-emulsion
Type:
Photographs
Place:
United States of America
Date:
c. 1890
Credit line:
National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection Photographer: Unknown
Object number:
A.2006-41
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm878cbcdad-93e0-46eb-9d3b-9a8d52258397
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_A.2006-41

Photograph of Farrington Automatic Address Reading machine

Medium:
paper; photo-emulsion
Type:
Photographs
Place:
United States of America
Date:
c. 1953
Credit line:
National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection Photographer: Unknown
Object number:
A.2008-36
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8bca9e933-f642-49b2-abd9-ffce8f6f2547
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_A.2008-36

Photograph of Christmas mail

Medium:
unknown
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1924
Credit line:
National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection Photographer: Unknown
Object number:
A.2008-45
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm832b029ed-22a3-4576-b2d7-055c2b3eb955
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_A.2008-45

V-Mail microphotograph

Medium:
cellulose acetate; emulsion
Dimensions:
Height x Width (microfilm): 3/8 x 3/8 in. (0.95 x 0.95 cm)
Type:
Mail Processing Equipment
Place:
United States of America
Date:
April 1, 1944
Topic:
World War II (1939-1945)  Search this
Mail Processing  Search this
Object number:
2008.2016.1
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8badca8e1-1abc-4c38-a664-d5000953f374
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2008.2016.1
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V-Mail microfilm strip

Medium:
cellulose acetate; emulsion
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 6 x 5/8 in. (15.24 x 1.59 cm)
Type:
Mail Processing Equipment
Place:
United States of America
Date:
1945
Topic:
Mail Processing  Search this
Object number:
2008.2017.1
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8f2d04026-1ce8-4bd1-9cee-4d774429a010
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2008.2017.1

Sav-A-Stamp postal scale

Medium:
metal; paint
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (15.88 x 12.07 cm)
Type:
Mail Processing Equipment
Place:
California
Date:
1944-1946
Topic:
Customers & Commerce  Search this
Object number:
2008.2023.1
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8a215a7ef-58c5-4263-a6e5-6c18cff8bbd7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2008.2023.1
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Vietnam War audio correspondence

Medium:
plastic; film
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 5 x 1/2 in. (12.7 x 1.27 cm)
Type:
Mail Processing Equipment
Place of Destination:
Illinois
Place of Origin:
Vietnam (southern republic)
Date:
March 1969
Object number:
2011.2020.1
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8bfefb856-408f-48fd-9899-9d092d569010
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2011.2020.1

Cover mailed after Hurricane Katrina

Medium:
paper; ink (black, blue) / handwriting; adhesive
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 4 1/8 x 9 1/2 in. (10.5 x 24.1 cm)
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Place of Destination:
District of Columbia
Place of Origin:
Louisiana
Date:
Postmark: April 3, 2006
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Covers & Letters  Search this
Object number:
2006.2010.1
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National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm828c67c7d-d71f-447b-972a-10909fb3d94c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2006.2010.1
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Key check

Medium:
metal (aluminum)
Dimensions:
Other (Diameter of disc): 3.8cm (1 1/2in.) Other (With chain extended): 34.3 x 3.8 x 0.2cm (13 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1/16in.)
Type:
Mail Processing Equipment
Place:
United States of America
Date:
1960s
Topic:
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Object number:
2006.2021.1
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm82253ead2-51bf-48be-a998-da3c6525f60c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2006.2021.1

Mailbox remnant from 1906 San Francisco earthquake

Associated Person:
William F. Bolger, American, born 1923  Search this
Medium:
metal (bronze); wood
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 6 3/8 x 10 13/16 x 1 15/16 in. (16.2 x 27.5 x 5 cm) [mailbox] Height x Width x Depth: 9 1/16 x 13 3/4 x 2 in. (23 x 35 x 5.1 cm) [mailbox with frame]
Type:
Structures & Furnishings
Place:
California
Place of Use:
California
Date:
1905-1972
Topic:
The Gilded Age (1877-1920)  Search this
Mail Processing  Search this
Object number:
2006.2038.1
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8b24dc126-8d9d-4e6c-9f5a-3cbd8f49d7ad
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2006.2038.1
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Auxiliary handstamp, POSTAGE DUE

Medium:
wood (black, natural); rubber (red)
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 2 3/4 x 2 1/8 x 7/8 in. (6.99 x 5.4 x 2.22 cm)
Type:
Mail Processing Equipment
Place:
United States of America
Topic:
Mail Processing  Search this
Object number:
2006.2041.11
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm82e1db910-7a87-4ca8-bbd5-89a70f0b6552
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2006.2041.11
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Auxiliary handstamp, INSURED

Medium:
wood (natural); rubber (red)
Dimensions:
Overall: 7.9 x 5.6 x 2.2cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/16 x 7/8in.)
Type:
Mail Processing Equipment
Place:
United States of America
Topic:
Mail Processing  Search this
Object number:
2006.2041.12
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8278ac2f4-2b87-41e9-a63a-ebe2172e7109
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2006.2041.12
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Auxiliary handstamp, SPECIAL DELIVERY

Medium:
wood (mahogany colored, natural); rubber (red)
Dimensions:
Overall: 6.7 x 6.4 x 2.2cm (2 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 7/8in.)
Type:
Mail Processing Equipment
Place:
United States of America
Topic:
Mail Processing  Search this
Object number:
2006.2041.13
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm861c9f412-2947-4e8e-8bab-d73b2d081e79
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2006.2041.13
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Auxiliary handstamp, FINAL NOTICE

Medium:
wood (black, mahogany colored); rubber (red)
Dimensions:
Overall: 6.7 x 3.2 x 1.1cm (2 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 7/16in.)
Type:
Mail Processing Equipment
Place:
United States of America
Topic:
Mail Processing  Search this
Object number:
2006.2041.14
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8516aea32-cc72-47ff-a491-4c413d35940b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2006.2041.14
Online Media:

Handstamp, DUPLICATE

Medium:
wood (natural); rubber (red)
Dimensions:
Overall: 6.7 x 2.7 x 2.2cm (2 5/8 x 1 1/16 x 7/8in.)
Type:
Mail Processing Equipment
Place:
United States of America
Topic:
Mail Processing  Search this
Object number:
2006.2041.15
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8412985f1-1d9e-4af5-92fc-1d4de188c1b6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2006.2041.15
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Handstamp, NOT ISSUED

Medium:
wood (mahogany colored, natural); rubber (red)
Dimensions:
Overall: 6.7 x 4.3 x 2.2cm (2 5/8 x 1 11/16 x 7/8in.)
Type:
Mail Processing Equipment
Place:
United States of America
Topic:
Mail Processing  Search this
Object number:
2006.2041.16
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm844fb6d7b-1b9d-49a3-9993-2c522cc8940e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2006.2041.16
Online Media:

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