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Dead Letter Office album

Associated Organization:
Post Office Department  Search this
Medium:
paper; leather; gilt; adhesive; cotton thread
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 4 1/2 × 7 3/4 × 3/4 in. (11.43 × 19.69 × 1.91 cm)
Type:
Archival Material
Place:
United States of America
Date:
1883-1884
Object number:
1984.1128.333.1-21
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Travel pass for William Goddard

Issuer:
Benjamin Franklin, American, 1706 - 1790  Search this
Issuee:
William Goddard  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink / handwritten
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 6 1/4 x 8 in. (15.88 x 20.32 cm)
Type:
Archival Material
Place:
Pennsylvania
Date:
September 4, 1776
Topic:
Colonial Era (1607-1776)  Search this
Early Nation's Period (1776-1800)  Search this
Object number:
1984.1127.5
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90c Washington single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 72
Medium:
paper; ink
Dimensions:
Height x Width (not to exceed): 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (3.81 x 3.81 cm)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
1861
Object number:
2010.2016.2
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Painting of John Wanamaker

Depicts:
John Wanamaker, American, 1838 - 1922  Search this
Medium:
canvas; wood; paint (oil)
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 57 1/2 × 47 1/2 × 3 1/2 in. (146.05 × 120.65 × 8.89 cm)
Type:
Art
Place:
United States of America
Date:
1919
Object number:
0.283371.7
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On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
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Washington City Old Post Office architectural model

Medium:
wood; glass; brass; cotton
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 43 × 25 × 32 in. (109.22 × 63.5 × 81.28 cm) Height x Width x Depth (Crate Dimensions): 56 × 43 × 47 in. (142.24 × 109.22 × 119.38 cm)
Type:
Structures & Furnishings
Place:
United States of America
Date:
1909
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Object number:
0.241441.1
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Post office structure from Dillsburg, Pennsylvania

Associated Organization:
Dillsburg (PA) Post Office (USPS)  Search this
Manufacturer:
Federal Equipment Company  Search this
Medium:
oak; brass; iron ; steel; glass
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth (.1.2 Bin Crate Dimensions Curseen Morris): 63 1/2 × 84 × 60 1/2 in. (161.29 × 213.36 × 153.67 cm)
Type:
Structures & Furnishings
Place:
Pennsylvania
Date:
1913-1971
Object number:
0.295370.1
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Rural Free Delivery Mail sled

Medium:
wood (ash); canvas; metal; paint (dark green, red)
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 72 × 48 × 72 in. (182.88 × 121.92 × 182.88 cm) Height x Width x Depth (Crate Dimensions): 78 × 97 × 51 in. (198.12 × 246.38 × 129.54 cm)
Type:
Transportation Equipment & Models
Place:
United States of America
Date:
c. 1900-1920s
Topic:
The Gilded Age (1877-1920)  Search this
Object number:
1984.0957.1
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Airmail pickup canister

Medium:
rubber; fiber
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 27 × 15 × 15 in. (68.58 × 38.1 × 38.1 cm) Height x Width x Depth (Crate Dimensions): 40 × 22 × 22 in. (101.6 × 55.88 × 55.88 cm)
Type:
Transportation Equipment & Models
Place:
United States of America
Date:
c. 1939-1944
Topic:
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
Object number:
1992.2002.917
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Satchel delivery cart

Manufacturer:
Peco Manufacturing Company  Search this
User:
Robin Correta  Search this
Medium:
metal; cotton; rubber; plastic; paper; adhesive
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 36 × 33 × 30 in. (91.44 × 83.82 × 76.2 cm) Height x Width x Depth (Crate Dimensions): 48 × 31 × 37 in. (121.92 × 78.74 × 93.98 cm)
Type:
Mail Processing Equipment
Place:
New York
Date:
September 11, 2001
Associated Event:
9/11/2001: Destruction of World Trade Center, New York City  Search this
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Object number:
2002.2002.13
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U.S. mail city container cart

Medium:
metal; rubber; paper; adhesive
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 33 × 24 × 39 in. (83.82 × 60.96 × 99.06 cm) Height x Width x Depth (Crate Dimensions): 47 × 50 × 35 in. (119.38 × 127 × 88.9 cm)
Type:
Mail Processing Equipment
Place:
Texas
Date:
1958
Topic:
The Cold War (1945-1990)  Search this
Object number:
2002.2026.1
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YMCA postcard for the mission in Italy for American soldiers

Medium:
paper; ink ( ) /
Dimensions:
Height x Width (portrait, picture side): 5 7/16 × 3 9/16 in. (13.81 × 9.05 cm) Height x Width: 3 9/16 × 5 7/16 in. (9.05 × 13.81 cm)
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Place of Origin:
Italy (kingdom)
Place of Destination:
Pennsylvania
Date:
November 10, 1918
Object number:
0.214896.1
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American Red Cross postcard

Medium:
paper; ink ( ) /
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 3 7/16 × 5 3/8 in. (8.73 × 13.65 cm)
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Place of Origin:
FRANCE (republic)
Place of Destination:
Vermont
Date:
c. 1918
Object number:
0.214896.119
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American Red Cross postcard

Medium:
paper; ink ( ) /
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 3 7/16 × 5 9/16 in. (8.73 × 14.13 cm)
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Place of Origin:
FRANCE (republic)
Place of Destination:
Wisconsin
Date:
April 7, 1919
Object number:
0.214896.121
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French postcard from World War I

Medium:
paper; ink ( ) /
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 3 9/16 × 5 7/16 in. (9.05 × 13.81 cm)
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Place of Origin:
FRANCE (republic)
Place of Destination:
Pennsylvania
Date:
December 11, 1918
Object number:
0.214896.13
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French postcard from World War I

Medium:
paper; ink ( ) /
Dimensions:
Height x Width (portrait, picture side): 5 5/16 × 3 7/16 in. (13.49 × 8.73 cm) Height x Width: 3 7/16 × 5 5/16 in. (8.73 × 13.49 cm)
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Place of Origin:
FRANCE (republic)
Place of Destination:
Iowa
Date:
November 22, 1918
Object number:
0.214896.38
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Liberty Bonds promotional postcard

Medium:
paper; ink ( ) /
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 3 1/4 × 5 1/4 in. (8.26 × 13.34 cm)
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Place of Origin:
FRANCE (republic)
Place of Destination:
Wisconsin
Date:
September 28, 1918
Object number:
0.214896.65
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American postcard from World War I

Title:
Scott Catalogue 499
Medium:
paper; ink
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 3 7/16 × 5 1/2 in. (8.73 × 13.97 cm)
Type:
Covers & Associated Letters
Place:
New York
Date:
July 4, 1918
Object number:
0.260305.12.10.1
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3c Progress of Women single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 959
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Depicts:
Carrie Chapman Catt, American, 1859 - 1947  Search this
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American, 1815 - 1902  Search this
Lucretia Coffin Mott, American, 1793 - 1880  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (dark violet); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
July 19, 1948
Topic:
Humanitarian Causes  Search this
Women's Heritage  Search this
Object number:
1980.2493.4029
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15c Fort McHenry Flag single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 1597
Medium:
paper; ink (gray, dark blue & red)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
Maryland
United States of America
Date:
June 30, 1978
Topic:
Military & Policing Forces  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1980.2493.6070
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$2 Kerosene Table Lamp single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 1611
Medium:
paper; ink (tan, dark green, orange & yellow)
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
November 16, 1978
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1980.2493.6081
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