US Postal Service - then and now

• US Postal Services - Then and Now

US Postal Service (English United States Postal Service, in abbreviated form -. USPS) - an independent agency of the US Federal Government, the operator of postal services on the territory of the United States of America. One of the largest organizations in the world by number of employees (about 800 thousand. Pers.).

Development of postal services in the territory of the United States today can be traced to 1639. USPS is going through hard times today, but it has a tradition and a long history, continues to stay afloat.

US Postal Service - then and now

The US postal wagons in 1909. 237-year-old United States Postal Service is moving and evolving, making the delivery of first class mail in order to annual savings of up to $ 2 billion.

US Postal Service - then and now

US Postal Service Trucks at the dock in the mail sorting center in San Francisco in August 2011.

US Postal Service - then and now

Arthur LeBlanc Postman delivers mail on a sleigh pulled by a horse, in Berlin, New Hampshire.

US Postal Service - then and now

The postman walking down the street during a snowfall in the East Village in New York in December 2002.

US Postal Service - then and now

New York postmen Group sent from the post office to deliver mail on Christmas Day, 1955.

US Postal Service - then and now

Women take out box with mail from the office of postmaster James A. Farley, New York, December 17, 2012.

US Postal Service - then and now

Rural postman sent on horseback in Morris Forkm near Jackson, Kentucky. August 1940.

US Postal Service - then and now

The postman riding a Segway in San Francisco, July 2002.

US Postal Service - then and now

A man uses a stamping machine 1907.

US Postal Service - then and now

People use the stamp vending machine inside the Farley Post Office in New York, April 15, 2009.

US Postal Service - then and now

The workers sort the mail at the post office the State of Pennsylvania, 1915. Now it is called the post office, James A. Farley.

US Postal Service - then and now

The workers sort the mail at the post office in Chicago, November 2012.

US Postal Service - then and now

The Postman delivers mail in York, Maine, August 1930.

US Postal Service - then and now

Mail van during a snowfall in Nassau, New York, January 16, 2013.

US Postal Service - then and now

Nisei works at the post office in Puiolape, Wash., In 1942.

US Postal Service - then and now

The Postmaster Maxine Evans sorts the mail that was delivered to the post office to ship in Ewell, Smith Island, Maryland, August 2011.

US Postal Service - then and now

The workers sort the mail at the post office in Washington, DC, 1920.

US Postal Service - then and now

Bobby Crump works on the mail conveyor at the Center for US postal service logistics and distribution in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, December 2012.

US Postal Service - then and now

A soldier of the 2nd Regiment of the US Army wrote a letter to his family during the Spanish-American War in 1898.

US Postal Service - then and now

The corporal US Marine Jason Suoyer prints a letter to his family on a laptop at the air base of Al-Asad in Iraq in May 2004.