Post Office

Post Office Washington District of Columbia Washington DC


Stock #: 186150
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia (DC)
Publisher: W. B. Garrison Inc
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The Post Office Dept. at Washington is the largest single governmental establishment in the world. Some idea of the immensity of its business may be gleaned from the fact that its distribution of stamps, stamped envelops, newspaper wrappers and postal cards to Post Offices throughout the country is upward of eleven billion pieces annually, and that it costs half a million dollars a year to keep its mail bag department in proper condition. More than half of all the employees of the Government are at work under the direction of the Postmaster General, whose office is in the building pictured. Herein is also the Dead letter Office, to which is annually returned about 20,000,000 pices of undeliverable mail and Post Cards, 62 per cent of which are returned to sender or forwarded to addressee