Makes me wonder where the mail is carried??Bud.
Maybe in a sack beside him on the floor?
Here's the last thread about that interesting picture: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/589128.html?1448554819
Here's a rerun of my comment from that thread: ( :-) )
The Joroleman standard tunnel shaped mailbox wasn't designed until 1915, so the 1910 runabout must have been quite some years old when the photo was shot.
Doesn't look like a modern photo.. Maybe a publicity photo for Ford about how many years and miles it's been driven, still looking good? But the tires looks like smoothies and I don't think they were sold after the late teens?
Hmmm..14 years to come up with an approved mailbox? Sounds about right given the source! Probly wasn't that much mail in those days, and with people scattered far and wide in the rural areas, driving a slow vehicle, he probably only made the run a couple times a week, and even then without a huge load.
Well I'll disagree with not that much mail I think there was more mail. Most rural folks ordered from catalogs like Sears and Montgomery Wards etc. No telephones, internet, TV. People ordered everything by mail, chicks, seeds, clothing and tools. The mailbox wasn't used as some folks went to town to pick up mail and the others the mailman brought it to the house and shared neighborhood news from farm to farm.
Is this a Mailman's Runabout? Just wondering.
Didn't realize I posted this once before. It's hard to remember every photo out of the thousands of I've posted on the Forum. Sorry for a few duplicates now and then.
Is that why it says "Copy" across the photo?
Always great to see these. If I recognize them then they are worth seeing again. The new folks that haven't seen them should.
As you can see by other posts we enjoy these in many different ways and are so lucky they are available.
Is that a 1909?
I'm new enough that most likely I haven't seen even a small part of your photos, Jay, so I'm grateful when they reappear. Like Rich, I can't imagine not enjoying seeing them repeatedly at intervals. We don't generally toss the family album just because we've seen it once before do we ?
Anyway, the comments are always different, and that's fun too.