U.S. Post Office Mailman Badge

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Title

U.S. Post Office Mailman Badge

Alternative Title

Mailman Badge

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Post offices

Description

A mailman badge worn on hats and coats by post office staff. In 1922, the letter carrier’s badge was redesigned. The new badge was solid, of nickel-plated metal, elliptical in shape, and topped with a 1/2 inch tall eagle with wings spread two inches wide. The numbers, raised in the center of the badge, were 9/16ths of an inch long. The words "U. S. Post Office" were raised along the top, and the name of the Post Office and state were along the bottom. Raised five-pointed stars adorned the right and left sides, visually separating the text. The badge was curved at 10% to conform to the shape of the headgear.

Source

Original color digital image, September 2015: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

2015-09

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida.
Downtown Orlando Post Office Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

400 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Fallen, Riley
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Letter Carriers’ Uniform: Badges." United States Postal Service. https://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postal-history/letter-carrier-badges.pdf.
"Letter Carriers’ Uniform: Overview ." United States Postal Service. https://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postal-history/letter-carrier-uniform-overview.pdf.

Transcript

Mailman Badge worn on hats and coats by Post Office staff.

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Original Format

1 color digital image

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