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Scooters tried for Valley mail
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Brich, George
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated March 24, 1961 partially reads, "Mobilized mail delivery along routes that used to cause bunions and aching backs for carriers is spreading across the San Fernando valley. Salvation for the weary mailman is a brightly painted, red-white-blue three-wheel scooter built in Stockton, Calif., especially for the Post Office Department. They are 12-horsepower, two-cylinder machines that will carry up to 500 pounds of mail each. They are called mailsters. Five Valley post offices already have started motorized route service." Harry Cannon, mailers Asst. Supt. inspects mailsters; carrier Earl Parks stands on the right.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
United States Postal Service
United States Postal Service--Officials and employees
Motor scooters--California--San Fernando Valley
Automobiles--California--San Fernando Valley
Postal service--California--San Fernando Valley
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
Postal service--California--San Fernando Valley--Employees
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period

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