R.F.D. Country!: Mailboxes and Post Offices of Rural America

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Schiffer Pub., 1988 - Political Science - 96 pages
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Here is a truly "national gallery" of roadside folk art, seen along thousands of miles of country byways. bill and Sarah Thornbrook guide readers over Rural Free Delivery (R.F.D.) mail routes through 48 states to discover hundreds of unique and colorful letter boxes. An informative history of the R.F.D. service, a message from the current Postmaster General, and more than 450 charming full-color photographs present this sample of the humor, originality, artistry, and personal spirit that find expression in this cornucopia of small art treasures crafted by everyday Americans. The mailboxes are organized into groups representing patriotic and regional themes. Usually seen and enjoyed mainly by local letter carriers and neighbors, these folk creations have a universal appeal that is sure to delight, captivate and inspire all.

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Foreword by U S Postmaster General
Salute to the R F D Post Offices
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