Great piece of memorabilia for postal enthusiasts Jul 2, 2007
This book should appeal to anyone who has an interest in Americana, photography, or the history of the U.S. Postal Service. It is a photographic study of American history using the postal service as a focal point. The 200+ images in the book portray the people, uniforms, buildings, transports, sorting equipment, and stamps used to process the mail from the 1830s through the 20th century. "Compiled from the collection of the United States Postal Service, the National Archives, the Library of Congress, and other sources, An American Postal Portrait is a tribute to our nation's foremost communications institution and the enduring American spirit."-- from book jacket.