“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” may not be the Postal Service’s official motto, but its employees strive to live up to it. Throughout history, carriers have used whatever it takes to deliver the mail. Although not required to deliver to boxes blocked by snow – customers are supposed to dig mailboxes out – this rural carrier is seen using an extension pole and hanging half out of his car to deliver the mail in Cleveland, Ohio, 1975.
Mail Extension Pole, 1975
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