U.S. Post Office Letter Carrier Badge
Letter Carrier Badge
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.
Original badge: Private Collection of Texann Ivy Buck.
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.
Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Civics/ Government Teacher
Copyright to this resource is held by Texann Ivy Buck and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
Private Collection of Texann Ivy Buck
"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.