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U.S. mail carrier in 1903

A Fascinating Look at the U.S. Mail Delivery in 1903

Take a step back in time and watch this fascinating film from 1903, showing the U.S. mail delivery in rural Washington, D.C. Complete with a postal employee, metal mail box, and a woman purchasing stamps. | Ghosts of DC

E-COM letter (source: businessinsider.com)

The Failed Attempt by the USPS to Adopt Electronic Mail in 1982

In 1982, the United States Post Office launched a new system dubbed E-COM as an attempt to adopt the then-nascent technology of electronic mail. This story looks at the effort and the battles fought to bring the vision into production.

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