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Mr. ZIP
Steven Heller writes about Mr. ZIP. With a large likeness of the now-retired public servant.
dowdyworld  mail 
4 days ago by M.Leddy
Flee — it’s InCoWriMo!
It’s International Correspondence Writing Month. With postcards reading “Flee — all is revealed!”
letters  mail  postcards 
february 2019 by M.Leddy
Peanuts chute
Sending a letter? There must be a chute.
comics  mail  Peanuts 
january 2019 by M.Leddy
Postage due
From Zippy: where do you put the stamp? Inside or outside the envelope?
analog  comics  letters  mail  Zippy 
september 2018 by M.Leddy
Information overload
A postal worker carrying lots of mail, c. 1920.
mail  photography 
july 2018 by M.Leddy
Got gum?
In the dowdy world, all stamps must be licked.
comics  dowdyworld  Henry  mail 
june 2018 by M.Leddy
Mailboxes of Seattle
David Peterman’s photographs of Seattle’s 346 — no, make that 347 — mailboxes.
mail  photography 
march 2018 by M.Leddy
First-Class Mail Shape-Based Pricing Template
It’s the cool postal tool with the unwieldy name.
mail 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
Word of the day: nixie
“Post which cannot be forwarded by the postal services because it is illegibly or incorrectly addressed.”
mail  OED  words 
may 2017 by M.Leddy
UPS My Choice
From United Parcel Service, nifty and free.
mail 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
“The Letter,” revised
“The Letter,” a poem by Charles William Eliot, revised by Woodrow Wilson, revised again by San Francisco schoolteacher Eliza D. Keith.
mail  poetry  revision 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
USPS postage calculator
The USPS’s Postage Price Calculator makes the everyday mailer a capable calculator of postage prices.
mail 
february 2017 by M.Leddy
Mail chutes redux
Beautiful technology, relying on nothing more than gravity and walls.
dowdyworld  mail 
october 2016 by M.Leddy
U.S.P.S., +1
Zeynep Tufekci writes “Why the Post Office Makes America Great.”
mail 
january 2016 by M.Leddy
Ralph Ellison stamp
Ninety-one cents = three ounces.
mail  RalphEllison 
march 2015 by M.Leddy
In search of lost mail
I like going to the post office.
mail 
august 2013 by M.Leddy
New York 19
“Postal zone numbers for large American cities were first used in 1943.”
dowdyworld  mail 
may 2013 by M.Leddy
Recently updated
C+ lawsuit and the Postal System.
academia  mail 
february 2013 by M.Leddy
Saving the post office
Tucker Nichols explains why he is campaigning to save the post office.
mail 
february 2013 by M.Leddy
Playing post office
A model post office for schoolkids.
dowdyworld  mail 
february 2013 by M.Leddy
Letterbox and lock
Old, and still on the job.
dowdyworld  mail 
august 2012 by M.Leddy
Night Mail
Night Mail reminds me again and again of early Hitchcock: quick cuts, unintelligible dialogue, and sudden explosions of sound.
film  mail 
july 2012 by M.Leddy
Mail chutes and phone booths
Diane Schirf writes about “relics.”
dowdyworld  mail  telephone 
december 2011 by M.Leddy
Bad handwriting and job security
A look at life at the U.S. Postal Service’s Remote Encoding Center, “a room where hundreds of clerks sit in silence, day and night, staring at America's worst-addressed envelopes.”
handwriting  mail 
november 2011 by M.Leddy
Diane Schirf’s relics
“The one-color, non-sticky postage stamp.”
dowdyworld  mail 
september 2011 by M.Leddy
Poetry stamps
William Carlos Williams, coming on a USPS stamp.
mail  poetry  WilliamCarlosWilliams 
september 2011 by M.Leddy
Stamps of the living
What living person would you like to see on a U.S. stamp?
mail 
september 2011 by M.Leddy
Carbon cruising
Junk mail, with fake carbon paper.
dowdyworld  ephemera  mail 
july 2011 by M.Leddy
Snail Mail
“Without ZIP CODE the growing U.S. Mail load would move at a snail’s pace — if it moved at all!”: an advertisement from Life, November 22, 1968.
advertising  dowdyworld  mail 
february 2011 by M.Leddy
On letters and mailboxes
Excerpt from Slywy's piece on letters and mailboxes
dowdyworld  letters  mail  writing 
september 2009 by M.Leddy

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