Small portions of the Christmas mail that is being sorted at Pier 86, North River, New York City, for the American Expeditionary Forces. The mail comes from every part of the country., 11/20/1918
With only a few days until Hanukkah and a little over a month until Christmas - have you finished your holiday shopping & letters? Have you even started?
"Frank E. Webner, pony express rider," ca. 1861
The first ride of the Pony Express began on April 3, 1860. The service would end in October 1861, with the advent of the transcontinental telegraph.
U.S. forces may be departing Iraq, but don’t forgot those other service members serving overseas this holiday season!
Time to get those holiday care packages in the mail!
Red Cross field men preparing to ship gift boxes to servicemen fighting on Leyte and other islands in the Philippines. Efforts are being made to assure each man a gift package on Christmas Day. New Guinea, November, 20, 1944.
I wonder if they get free shipping with that.
What’s the furthest you’ve ever had to mail something for the holidays?