Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Baltimore postal history

USPS Link reports that The Baltimore Sun says an extensive collection of postal memorabilia can be found in the finance department of Baltimore’s Main Post Office.

“The items tell a story of how the Postal Service and people’s everyday lives have changed — and stayed the same — over the years,” the article said.

The collection include Uncle Sam’s Mail, a board game from the late 19th century, the Air Mail Game from the 1920s, and a daily journal that chronicles the comings and goings of workers at the city’s Main Post Office (shown above) in 1917 and 1918.

“They give you a snapshot of what’s going on,” said David Brignac, a 30-year employee, who owns the collection. “The Post Office is always a reflection of the community.”

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 7:23 AM