This is a pictorial scrapbook of vehicles from the early days of postal
service in the United States when the pace of mail delivery was largely
determined by the speed of horses. The book is separated into three
sections: overland vehicles, urban postal vehicles and rural free delivery
Section one, overland vehicles, documents the mail wagons, stage coaches
and similar vehicles, most of which were owned by private contractors.
The second section covers the horse drawn postal vehicles that moved the
mail in America’s cities after urban mail service first started in 1863.
Rural free delivery vehicles, the last section, shows the horse drawn
postal vehicles that brought mail to the nation’s farms, ranches and rural
hamlets after rural free delivery was established in 1896.
Perfectbound with 72 pages and more than 140 illustrations, including many
never before published photos.