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Mobile P.O.: 1923

Mobile P.O.: 1923

May 25, 1923. "Shrine post office." Set up for the big convention of Masonic orders held that year in Washington, D.C. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Silent, Chainless Trucks

The truck is a Packard. The year is more difficult to determine but probably around 1915.

Note the massive grille guard, removable front window, side curtains, and one beat up front fender.

Well equipped

Up until the big financial crises, the USPO used a big van to go to events and it was a real post office on wheels, having retired 10 plus years ago, I just wonder if that service also has been curtailed also.

Traveling Snail Mail

Not unlike the USPS mobile sales vehicles found on the streets in some of our cities,

Does the U.S. postal service

actually deliver mail to Zouaves?

 
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