Oversized photograph. An unidentified mail carrier looks over a bundle of letters to be delivered to their rightful recipients. Employees of the United States Postal Service are divided into three major categories: Letter Carriers (also referred to as mailpersons or mail-carriers); Mail Handlers and Processors; and Clerks. Letter Carriers are the public face of the United States Postal Service. Being in the front line, carriers are pressured to move faster, work harder and perform their tasks in a timed manner. They are watched, timed and inspected more than any other employee of the USPS, adding extra stress to their job. This photo was possibly taken in front of the Post Office Terminal Annex, also known as Los Angeles Terminal Annex Post Office, although it is not visible in this frame. The Post Office Terminal Annex was designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood in the California Mission style and was built in 1938; the supervising engineer was Neal A. Melick. The 400,000 square feet building served as the main mail distribution center for the Metropolitan Los Angeles area from 1938 until 1994. Approximately 1,700 Post Office employees handled over four million pieces of incoming and outgoing mail on a daily basis. The Post Office Terminal Annex was added to the National Register of Historic Places - Building #85000131, on January 11, 1985. Although no longer used as a post office, the building is used occasionally as a filming site.
1 photograph :b&w ;35 x 28 cm. Photographic prints
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