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Rural Free Delivery wagon with horse in Osseo, Minnesota

circa. 1905

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

The fancifully decorated horse-drawn wagon is marked "Rural Route No. 3, Osseo, Minn[esota]." Rural free delivery carriers did not more than just transport mail. This unidentified carrier would have offered a functioning post office on wheels to customers. The carrier would have brought along stamps and stamped envelopes, money orders and other postal products for sale along the route.

Photographer: Unknown

National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection

Museum ID: A.2009-52

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  • Title: Rural Free Delivery wagon with horse in Osseo, Minnesota
  • Date Created: circa. 1905
  • Medium: paper; photo-emulsion

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