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[This is exactly the color of my sweet mailbox, but mine has the added patina of a few rusty spots.]

[This is exactly the color of my sweet mailbox, but mine has the added patina of a few rusty spots.

During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, letter carriers knocked on the door and waited patiently for someone to answer. Efficiency experts estimated that each carrier lost an hour and a half each day just waiting for patrons to come to the door. To gain back those precious hours, in 1923 the Post Office Department mandated that every household have a mailbox or letter slot to receive mail. Here's one from Crown City, Ohio.

A household in Crown City, Ohio, used this black metal mailbox during the early twentieth century.

Metro Hôtel, Petaluma

The Metro Hotel is a quaint vintage French hotel in Petaluma. Definitely recommend a stay.

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