Here is film that I came across in the Library of Congress’ archives. It was shot on August 8th, 1903 in rural Washington, D.C. and is completely fascinating. Times have changed … just a little bit.

The film shows the delivery of U.S. mail by a two-horse vehicle. The postal employee gets out of the wagon and places mail in a standard metal mail box. A woman comes out of her house and removes the mail from the mail box, then buys stamps from the mail carrier as the picture ends.

Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.
  • David Garber (@GarberDC)

    Any idea where “Wagon Route B” went? Would be so curious to see this location today…

  • Erin Blake (@eblakedc)

    Her mother’s only reaction after seeing it: “Why didn’t you get that broken fence fixed?!”

  • Deborah Gibson Kosnett

    Love the chicken . . .