Politics: From the Archives

The Trials and Tribulations of a 1940s Post Man

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Peter Cohn
Feb. 10, 2014, 7:21 a.m.

Manu­ally sort­ing the Amer­ic­an people’s mail: It’s a lot of hard work.

En­cyc­lo­pae­dia Brit­tan­ica’s in­struc­tion­al video series provides a glimpse of the av­er­age 1940s post of­fice.

This video ap­pears as part of Na­tion­al Journ­al’s cov­er­age on the chan­ging face of the mod­ern postal ser­vice, “Your Post Of­fice Now Wants to Be Your Bank.”


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