U.S. Post Office Letter Carrier Badge

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Title

U.S. Post Office Letter Carrier Badge

Alternative Title

Letter Carrier Badge

Subject

Post offices

Description

A letter Carrier badge worn by postal workers. 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 badge: Private Collection of Texann Ivy Buck.

Date Created

ca. 1941-1971

Contributor

Buck, Texann Ivy

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original badge.

Is Part Of

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

Format

image/jpg

Extent

114 KB

Medium

1 badge

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 Texann Ivy Buck and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Stoddard, James

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Texann Ivy Buck

External Reference

"Letter Carrier's Uniform: Badges." U. S. Postal Service, May 2002. 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.

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