Armor made by sewing rings of metal on a background of leather or cloth.

Ring Armor

Armor made by sewing rings of metal on a background of leather or cloth.

A name given to the plate armor of the leg below the knee.

Bainberg

A name given to the plate armor of the leg below the knee.

An illustration a young boy reading a letter.

Boy Reading a Letter

An illustration a young boy reading a letter.

An illustration a hauberk, shirt made of chain mail.

Chain Mail Shirt (Hauberk)

An illustration a hauberk, shirt made of chain mail.

Coat of mail, used to protect a knight from close combat sword cuts.

Coat of Mail

Coat of mail, used to protect a knight from close combat sword cuts.

This is an envelope, or a device in which you place mostly paper documents to mail them through a postal service.

Envelope

This is an envelope, or a device in which you place mostly paper documents to mail them through a postal…

An illustration of an addressed envelope.

Addressed Envelope

An illustration of an addressed envelope.

"Scene in Adams Express office, at Fortress Monroe, VA., in 1861- Volunteers receiving letters and packages from home. It is only those who had relatives in camp that could tell the feverish anxiety of the troops to hear from those they had left at home. We need hardly describe a scene which so thoroughly explains itself. The name of Adams Express was a household one, both to the donor and receiver of good things sent to the absent soldier." — Frank Leslie, 1896

Adams Express

"Scene in Adams Express office, at Fortress Monroe, VA., in 1861- Volunteers receiving letters and packages…

Two men transferring freight from an old truck at a train station.

Freight unloading

Two men transferring freight from an old truck at a train station.

"Suit of Plate Armor, early 16th century." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Full Plate

"Suit of Plate Armor, early 16th century." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

"Gauntlet of mail forming part of the hauberk, 13th century. In medieval armor, a glove of defense." -Whitney, 1911

Gauntlet of Mail

"Gauntlet of mail forming part of the hauberk, 13th century. In medieval armor, a glove of defense."…

Plate Gorget.

Gorget

Plate Gorget.

"2, Hausse-col (a) worn over mail, early 15th century. GORGET. A piece of armor protecting the throat and sometimes the upper part of the breast." -Whitney, 1911

Gorget

"2, Hausse-col (a) worn over mail, early 15th century. GORGET. A piece of armor protecting the throat…

"Argent, an habergeon proper. HABERGEON. A coat of mail: it is also called a corslet and cuirass." -Hall, 1862

Habergeon

"Argent, an habergeon proper. HABERGEON. A coat of mail: it is also called a corslet and cuirass." -Hall,…

An illustration of a hand holding letters.

Hand Holding Letters

An illustration of a hand holding letters.

A horse with battle armor.

Armored Horse

A horse with battle armor.

A system for manual delivery of mail to a series of recipients includes a stack of mail holders each comprising a front flap, a back flap and a central fold.

Mail Bag Delivering Machine

A system for manual delivery of mail to a series of recipients includes a stack of mail holders each…

One or more mail pieces are disposed in each holder, such that all of the mail pieces in each holder are to be delivered to the same recipient. The holders are stacked in a predetermined order for a carrier delivery route, and may be banded or otherwise secured together until the time of delivery.

Mail Bag Delivering Machine

One or more mail pieces are disposed in each holder, such that all of the mail pieces in each holder…

A well dressed mail man carrying mail in a large black bag. A group of young boys is coming to greet him.

Mail Man and Young Boys

A well dressed mail man carrying mail in a large black bag. A group of young boys is coming to greet…

This U.S. Mailbox is shown attached to a light pole.

U.S. Mailbox

This U.S. Mailbox is shown attached to a light pole.

"The military camail, again, the representative of the mail-coif of earlier times, found a parallel in the hood when resting on the shoulders, and in the cape which so frequently was associated with the peaceful attire of this century." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Military Costume

"The military camail, again, the representative of the mail-coif of earlier times, found a parallel…

An illustration of a mouse postman delivering mail to a house in a tree.

Mouse Postman Delivering Mail to House in Tree

An illustration of a mouse postman delivering mail to a house in a tree.

An illustration of a small package wrapped in paper and twine.

Small Package Wrapped in Paper and Twine

An illustration of a small package wrapped in paper and twine.

A mail box structure incorporating existing mail boxes for facilitating collection of mail contents thereof in dry condition even in stormy weather.

Mail Post Collector

A mail box structure incorporating existing mail boxes for facilitating collection of mail contents…

This sign is used to indicate that a post office is located nearby.

Post Office, Black and White

This sign is used to indicate that a post office is located nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that a post office is located nearby.

Post Office, Color

This sign is used to indicate that a post office is located nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that a post office is located nearby.

Post Office, Outline

This sign is used to indicate that a post office is located nearby.

This sign is used to indicate that a post office is located nearby.

Post Office, Silhouette

This sign is used to indicate that a post office is located nearby.

"Postal Progress, 1776-1876; mail by horse."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Postal by horse

"Postal Progress, 1776-1876; mail by horse."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

"Postal Progress, 1776-1876; mail by train."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

Postal by train

"Postal Progress, 1776-1876; mail by train."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895

A letter-carrier

Postman

A letter-carrier

"The Billet is a right-angled figure a little longer than broad, resembling a folded letter in form, and from this said to have been derived."—Aveling, 1891

Billet Shield

"The Billet is a right-angled figure a little longer than broad, resembling a folded letter in form,…

A stamped or printed device issued by the government, and required by law to be affixed to letters or certain papers, as evidence that the government dues are paid.

Stamp

A stamped or printed device issued by the government, and required by law to be affixed to letters or…

Fast mail trains were the first express mail trains in the US.

Fast Mail Train

Fast mail trains were the first express mail trains in the US.