August Edinger with Horse-Drawn Mail Wagon, circa 1933

Summary

Officially adopted in 1896, Rural Free Delivery was a boon to residents who were previously required to collect their mail in the nearest town. Rural routes were long and served hundreds of customers, so carriers often purchased horse-drawn wagons to facilitate their perennial labor. Here, August Edinger of Kimmswick, Missouri poses with the wagon he used from 1902 to 1925.

Officially adopted in 1896, Rural Free Delivery was a boon to residents who were previously required to collect their mail in the nearest town. Rural routes were long and served hundreds of customers, so carriers often purchased horse-drawn wagons to facilitate their perennial labor. Here, August Edinger of Kimmswick, Missouri poses with the wagon he used from 1902 to 1925.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

circa 1933

Subject Date

circa 1933

Creators

Unknown

Creator Notes

Photographer is not identified

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

34.150.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of August Edinger.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

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