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Handle With Care: 1923

Handle With Care: 1923

Washington, D.C., circa 1923. "City Post Office." Now the National Postal Museum. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.


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Postal inspections

Also, another view of the inspectors' galleries. I'm at a loss to explain the purpose of the tall cabinet seen behind the bald clerk. I never dressed this nattily when I was doing this kind of work.

Your aim's off

Hey, do I spot a spittoon on the floor? Yes I think I do! Imagine the screaming today if someone grabbed a quick chaw in the PO.

We aim to please

That spittoon on the floor would benefit from a copy of a sign I once saw in a public restroom, to wit:

We aim to please.
You aim too, please!

No strings attached (now)

I looked at the picture and felt something out of place. Then it dawned that the postal packages were wrapped in string, something I remembered as a kid but haven't seen in years as clear packing tape took over.

Mystery Mail

It appears someone is mailing an odd package there in that bin on the right. Either a slender leg o' lamb, or maybe a tommy gun.

[Also seen here. - Dave]

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