Mayhem by Mail

October 16, 1998 – April 23, 2001

National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC

Atrium, Lower Level Floor Plan

This exhibition examines 3 categories of postal crime: crimes committed through the mail, crimes committed against the mail, and crimes of fraud against the public. Objects include a 1920s Tommy gun, a reconstructed mail bomb, and fraudulent mail advertisements.