Smithsonian National Postal Museum, Washington, DC Photos

The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum covers the history of the American postal service through a range of artifacts. It is located in the former Washington, DC Main Post Office (1914) (2 Massachusetts Ave., NE) which was designed in the Beaux-Arts style by architects Daniel Burnham and Ernest Graham.

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Former Washington, DC Main Post Office now Smithsonian National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Smithsonian National Postal Museum in former Washington, DC Main Post Office. Washington, DC.Massachusetts Ave. streetscape with National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Entrance hall to National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.
Former Washington, DC Main Post Office (1914) (2 Massachusetts Ave., NE) now Smithsonian National Postal Museum. Washington, DC. Style: Beaux-Arts. Architect: Daniel Burnham & Ernest Graham.Smithsonian National Postal Museum in former Washington, DC Main Post Office. Washington, DC.Massachusetts Ave. streetscape with National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Entrance hall to National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.
Mail carrying historic vehicle in atrium of National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Mail carrying historic vehicle in atrium of National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Small planes which once flew mail suspended in atrium of National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Wright-Brothers-type biplane suspended in atrium of National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.
Mail carrying historic vehicle in atrium of National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Mail carrying historic vehicle in atrium of National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Small planes which once flew mail suspended in atrium of National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Wright-Brothers-type biplane suspended in atrium of National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.
Concord stage coach which carried U.S. Mail at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Door painting on Concord stage coach at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Railway mail car at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Railway mail car interior at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.
Concord stage coach which carried U.S. Mail at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Door painting on Concord stage coach at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Railway mail car at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Railway mail car interior at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.
Railway mail car interior at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Screened mail wagon at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Collection of historic letter boxes at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Ford Model A Parcel Post Mail Truck at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.
Railway mail car interior at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Screened mail wagon (c1904) at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Collection of historic letter boxes at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Ford Model A (1931) Parcel Post Mail Truck at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.
WW II Voices of Victory phonograph record mailed from soldier to family at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Hindenburg coffee pot & cup at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Hindenburg first North America postal cover postmarked May 8, 1936 at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Hindenburg Olympic Games postal cover postmarked August 1, 1936 at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.
WW II Voices of Victory phonograph record mailed from soldier to family at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Hindenburg coffee pot & cup (1936) at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Hindenburg first North America postal cover postmarked May 8, 1936 at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Hindenburg Olympic Games postal cover postmarked August 1, 1936 at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.
Hindenburg disaster postal cover at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Hindenburg baggage claim check at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Silverware salvaged from Hindenburg disaster of at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.
Hindenburg disaster postal cover (postmarked May 5, 1937) at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Hindenburg baggage claim check (stamped May 7, 1937) at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.Silverware salvaged from Hindenburg disaster (May 6, 1937) of at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC.

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