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Accession# 2008.11
Collection Ruth Hamm Collection
Description The mail bag was carried by the postmaster to the train station from the post office and placed on a high hook from which the train engineer snatched it with a hook as the train passed by the station.
Notes Online National Archives video showing the mailbag pick up process is available.
Object ID 2008.11.17
Object Name Bag
Title U. S. Mail Bag
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Last modified on: June 05, 2015