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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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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.

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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?

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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