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OBJECT SHOWCASE: Photographic Archive

The National Postal Museum is home to hundreds of photographs documenting U.S. airmail history. Many of these photographs are on view throughout this website. The photographic archives includes images of pilots, airplanes, events, and related airmail materials.

Here are just a few examples of items held by the Museum. To learn more about the archives, or to request a specific photograph, click here.

Airmail pilots Fleet and Boyle look over the map of the first regularly scheduled airmail service from Washington, D.C. to New York City Mechanics checking out the airplane and loading the mail on May 15, 1918 in Washington, D.C. Army pilot Torrey Webb atop his crashed mail airplane, a JN-4H Jenny    
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