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Photographic Archives

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Photograph of rural carrier with horse and wagon

Objects are the heart and soul of a museum. The collection and preservation of these bits and pieces of our history is crucial not only to presenting that history to visitors, but in ensuring that generations to come have personal access to their past. Photographs bring context and dimension to objects and history. The hundreds of photographs in the National Postal Museum help document the scope of US postal history, breathing life into objects and concepts alike.

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The Museum requests a complimentary copy of publications in which museum images are published. The Museum requests that its digital media be used with full attribution to National Postal Museum, Smithsonian Institution.