“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
- Santa on the slopes with Ford and Glenn, 1976 — Share the History Love... Santa Claus, Senator John Glenn, President Ford, Mrs. Claus, and Lt. Governor Robert Orr on the ski slopes in Vail, Colorado on Christmas Day 1976. Best known for being the first American to orbit the Earth and the oldest person to go into space, John Glenn also served as a U.S. [...]
- Celebrating Christmas in Bougainville, 1943 — Share the History Love... Soldiers of the 37th Infantry Division celebrating Christmas, probably at Bougainville, Solomon Islands, in December, 1943. The 37th served in the Pacific Theater during World War II under the command of Major General Robert Beightler. They were an Ohio National Guard division, nicknamed the “Buckeye Division.” Share the History Love... [...]
- Mailman delivering packages on Christmas Day, 1929 — Share the History Love... Chicago mailman N. Sorenson delivering packages on Christmas Day 1929 while appearing joyful despite his heavy load. Share the History Love... [...]
- Time Square during the Great Blizzard of 1947 — Share the History Love... Time Square aglow during the Great Blizzard of 1947. As LIFE put it to its readers in its Jan. 5, 1948, issue: At 3:20 in the morning it began to snow in New York City. By the time most New Yorkers were going to work the blanket lay three inches deep. [...]
- Girl next to a snowman in Chicago, 1943 — Share the History Love... Mary Andrea Arnold in a snowsuit next to a snowman in Chicago on Jan. 17, 1943. Share the History Love... [...]