Sunday, October 25, 2009
This week we will be examining pictures associated with the Post Office and Mail Delivery. The picture above was taken in 1916, and shows a mail delivery truck. The truck has a sign promoting the idea that people should get a mailbox on the street. This would save the mailman the time of walking to the front door of each home.
OK, we did not have a winner in yesterday's contest. I really thought someone would get it. So, I reveal the mystery now. The woman had been arrested in 1902 for violating the Jim Crow laws. She sat with Blacks on an electric train. The woman was the Great Great Grand daughter of Martha Washington. She was the Daughter of Rebel General Robert E. Lee. She was Mary Custis Lee.