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On the Road

December 23, 2004 – July 13, 2007

Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, DC

Location: Moving the Mail Gallery

Featuring a 1931 Model A Ford Parcel Post truck and a contemporary Long Life Vehicle mail truck, this exhibition explores the history of city mail vehicles -- from the first tests in 1899 to the present. Despite various challenges, motorized mail has dramatically increased efficiency in delivering the mail. Today, more than 33,000 Ford vehicles -- from heavy trucks to special right-hand drive vehicles -- are used to transport and deliver mail in communities all across America.

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