“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” is the unofficial US Mail Creed – but in this case, we think weight and bulk should be added to the saying.
This photo was taken in Brigham City, Utah in 1943 of Parley Rasmussen and his 1935 Ford station wagon he used to deliver the mail and parcels in the area. However, it is not known if he delivered it in bulk to the City or if he had a mail route of his own. We would imagine that during the WWII period the volume of mail was higher than usual due to gasoline rationing preventing people from driving to visit others and drop things off in person.
Share with us you mailman stories and what you find of interest in this Compton Studios photo courtesy of the Utah State University Libraries.