Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mail Wagon

Today's picture was taken in 1905. It shows postmen unloading mail at Union Station in Chicago. The mail wagons continued to be used for some time, even after cars were available.


  1. Don't you enjoy receiving a hand written letter? I do. But you just can't beat the convenience of email.

  2. @maybelline: i truly LOVE handwritten letters but it's been ages since i wrote one... what i noticed is that i'm putting much more thought into letters because there's no 'delete' option ;)
    btw: will we get any pictures of the pony express?

  3. Think the guys running the big wagons got paid more than the guys running the little wagons?

  4. I don't think things have changed much at the USPS since this photo was taken.

  5. LOL

    SmartGirl, I think you're right.

  6. Great photos and a very interesting blog.

    I just started a blog on antique family photos. Your blog is much more refined. I guess I'll get there!


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