Uniforms and equipment

  • Mail Collection Boxes: A Brief History PDF | RTF
  • Curbside Mailboxes: A Chronology of Size Changes PDF | RTF
  • Postal Inspectors' Badges PDF | RTF
  • Letter Carriers' Satchels PDF | RTF
  • Letter Carriers' Whistles and Door Knockers PDF | RTF
  • Letter Carriers' Uniform

View artifacts online

To learn more about the history of uniforms and equipment, you can search the collection of the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum.

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