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River of Mail

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

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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Church Street letter sorting unit 24D-3

User:
Emma Thornton, American  Search this
Medium:
metal; paint; plastic (Formica); paper; tape
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 75 1/2 x 48 x 31 1/4 in. (191.77 x 121.92 x 79.38 cm) 31.8cm (12 1/2in.) Weight: 470 lb. Height x Width x Depth (crate for unit): 86 x 59 x 38 in. (218.44 x 149.86 x 96.52 cm) Height x Width x Depth (Crate for wings): 60 x 46 x 21 in. (152.4 x 116.84 x 53.34 cm)
Type:
Structures & Furnishings
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
Mail Processing  Search this
Object number:
2002.2002.10
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8f4c7ac57-3e75-4f9b-91b9-18a87aea8182
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2002.2002.10
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Church Street package sorting unit 24D-2

User:
Emma Thornton, American  Search this
Medium:
metal; paint; paper (cardboard); tape
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 75 x 82 x 33 in. (190.5 x 208.28 x 83.82 cm) Other (sorting unit): 37.5cm (14 3/4in.) Weight: 515 lb. Height x Width x Depth (pallet--height only for pallet, not object): 26 x 88 x 40 in. (66.04 x 223.52 x 101.6 cm)
Type:
Structures & Furnishings
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
Mail Processing  Search this
Object number:
2002.2002.11
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8e796976e-31f2-4ff2-9e82-e001ebff1cd3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2002.2002.11
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Highway Post Office bus

Manufacturer:
White Motor Company  Search this
Medium:
metal; glass; rubber; plastic
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth (entire bus 9'6" x 8'3" x 33'): 114 x 99 x 396 in. (289.56 x 251.46 x 1005.84 cm) Height x Width (wheelbase-from wheet to wheel-17' 8 1/2"): 212 1/2 in. (539.75 cm) Height x Width (ground clearance excluding mudflaps): 11 in. (27.94 cm) Weight: 20000 lb.
Type:
Transportation Equipment & Models
Place:
Virginia
Date:
1941-1960s
Topic:
World War II (1939-1945)  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Object number:
0.315456.1
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm80da7eefd-4ed4-4a72-b97a-d011a0a606e4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.315456.1

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
Online Media:

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
See more items in:
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

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

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
See more items in:
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

Lever pouch padlock

Manufacturer:
Solomon Andrews  Search this
Medium:
iron
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 3 7/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 3/16 in. (9.8 x 6 x 3 cm)
Type:
Mail Processing Equipment
Place:
United States of America
Date:
1862
Topic:
Civil War and Reconstruction (1860-1877)  Search this
Mail Processing  Search this
Object number:
2001.2001.333
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/hm85aa5f57f-065e-40fb-a436-4cdfdcc057c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2001.2001.333

New York, NY, Sept. 11, 2001, postmark handstamp

Medium:
plastic; tape; metal; ink; rubber; adhesive
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 4 3/4 × 1 5/8 × 1 5/8 in. (12.07 × 4.13 × 4.13 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
Mail Processing  Search this
Object number:
2002.2002.1
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8eb10b9b8-0c66-4713-b1dc-e6963b59ae9f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2002.2002.1
Online Media:

Street collection box damaged September 11, 2001

Medium:
metal; paint; paper; adhesive
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 49 1/2 x 20 x 22 in. (125.73 x 50.8 x 55.88 cm) Height x Width x Depth (Crate dimensions): 69 x 31 x 30 in. (175.26 x 78.74 x 76.2 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
Mail Processing  Search this
Object number:
2002.2002.12
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/hm841781074-efce-4393-a409-f25efad097d2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2002.2002.12

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
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8efa8eb1e-e479-451f-870c-de50f1b800c6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2002.2002.13
Online Media:

Church Street Post Office mail sack

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
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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm85639f8d6-4f2a-457c-8696-bd84f44bd70c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2002.2002.17
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Church Street Post Office mail sack

Medium:
plastic
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
Mail Processing  Search this
Object number:
2002.2002.18
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm842670f35-b19b-4534-9fa0-8e37c7990932
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2002.2002.18
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New York, NY, Sept. 11, 2001, postmark handstamp

Medium:
plastic; tape; metal; ink; rubber; adhesive
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 4 3/4 x 1 5/8 x 1 5/8 in. (12.07 x 4.13 x 4.13 cm) Diameter: 1 5/8 in. (4.13 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
Mail Processing  Search this
Object number:
2002.2002.2
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/hm865d56500-a043-4130-aa2e-0105d5ce8731
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2002.2002.2
Online Media:

Auxiliary handstamp, UNKNOWN

Medium:
wood; ink; rubber
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (6.99 x 4.45 x 3.81 cm)
Type:
Mail Processing Equipment
Place:
New York
Date:
September 11, 2001
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Mail Processing  Search this
Object number:
2002.2002.4
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/hm8ad3947a0-6adf-4cc2-b184-d98066169d04
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2002.2002.4
Online Media:

Auxiliary handstamp, UNKNOWN

Medium:
wood; ink; rubber
Dimensions:
2.75 x 1.75 x 1.62 in (7 x 4.4 x 4.1 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
Mail Processing  Search this
Object number:
2002.2002.5
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm83605b718-383f-4f72-ae3c-7a3f79dbccc7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2002.2002.5
Online Media:

Auxiliary handstamp, MOVED

Medium:
wood; ink; rubber
Dimensions:
2.75 x 1.5 x 1.5 in (7 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm)
Type:
Mail Processing Equipment
Place:
New York
Date:
September 11, 2001
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Mail Processing  Search this
Object number:
2002.2002.6
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8bee1ccd5-8038-4013-975c-bb781e7eb0f9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2002.2002.6
Online Media:

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