Behind the Badge: Collection box from 2001 anthrax attacks

National Postal Museum
June 27, 2014
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Collection box
National Postal Museum

Only a month after the nation suffered the 9/11 attacks in 2001 it faced a new danger in the form of anthrax-laced letters mailed to members of Congress and the national media. Those letters were deposited in this Princeton, New Jersey, collection box. Visitors will notice that the box retains a dusty coating resulting from the decontamination process.