U.S. Post Office “Segways” of 1917

Check this out. Look familiar? This mode of transportation closely resembles the Segways you see zipping around D.C., carrying tourists around the sites. Or maybe a little like those Razor Scooters.

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Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Post Office postmen on scooters." Kind of a Segway vibe here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.
Washington, D.C., circa 1917. “Post Office postmen on scooters.” Kind of a Segway vibe here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Source: Shorpy

You should also recognize this location as the Post Office building next to Union Station.

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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.

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