• Creator
  • Staff PhotographerSeattle Post-Intelligencer
  • Created Date
  • 1944
  • Description
  • The United States Government introduced railway post office cars in 1862. As the train sped along the tracks, postal workers sorted letters and packages for all of the towns along the route. Trains carried most of the nation's intercity mail until the 1970s.This photo, taken during the 1944 holidays, shows a railroad postal worker sorting packages inside a Great Northern Railway car en route from Seattle. The post office car is fitted out with... more
    The United States Government introduced railway post office cars in 1862. As the train sped along the tracks, postal workers sorted letters and packages for all of the towns along the route. Trains carried most of the nation's intercity mail until the 1970s.This photo, taken during the 1944 holidays, shows a railroad postal worker sorting packages inside a Great Northern Railway car en route from Seattle. The post office car is fitted out with bags, bins and pigeonholes for sorting the mail. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
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