The United States Postal Service is an independent agency of the United States government responsible for providing mail service in the U.S. It is one of the few government agencies explicitly authorized by the United States Constitution. The USPS traces its roots to 1775 during the Second Continental Congress, where Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first postmaster general.
I found this antique image of a rural mail carrier driving a horse and buggy to deliver the mail. The farmer is reading a newspaper and the farm wife is receiving a letter. You can see the farm house in the background.
I think this drawing captures the importance of mail service to farmers in the early 1900s. I found this image in a book that has a copyright date of 1907. This book and image is now in the public domain so I would like to offer this drawing to you as a FREE download.
The image was scanned at 300 dpi and you should be able to easily print it out at 5" by 7" or any size smaller than this. This is a wonderful historical image for card making, scrap booking, altered art, collage, etc. You may also use the image on your blog or web site.
Please CLICK HERE to download the jpg. file.
I would like to know if you were able to download this file without any problems. Please share your thoughts in the Comments Section below.