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Mailboxes in Rural America. Douglas Miller Visual Literacy – ITEC 5320-40 University of Wyoming. History. Mailboxes have become an icon of Rural America. Original Roy Jorolman mailbox design approved by USPS in 1915. Intended to create uniformity among rural mailboxes. Resistance.

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Mailboxes in rural america

Mailboxes in Rural America

Douglas Miller

Visual Literacy – ITEC 5320-40

University of Wyoming


History

History

Mailboxes have become an icon of Rural America

Original Roy Jorolman mailbox design approved by USPS in 1915. Intended to create uniformity among rural mailboxes.


Resistance

Resistance

Americans were not initially on board with the idea of buying a manufactured mailbox


Regulation

Regulation

USPS finally threatened to stop delivering mail to unapproved mailboxes which prompted more widespread adoption of the Jorolman design.


More people begin using jorolman boxes

More people begin using Jorolman Boxes

However . . . . . . . .


Mailboxes in rural america

Even with a standard design, many still feel the need to personalize their mailbox

Ririe, Idaho


Mailboxes in rural america

Abrams, Wisconsin


Mailboxes in rural america

Victor, Idaho


Some mailboxes are still created with materials found around the farm

Some mailboxes are still created with materials found around the farm

Mailbox mounted on plow

Ririe, Idaho


Mailboxes in rural america

Mailbox mounted on a wheel

Victor, Idaho


Many areas do not have as many unique mailboxes

Many areas do not have as many unique mailboxes

  • These include urban and suburban areas

  • Space limitations restrict creative mailboxes

  • Home Owners Associations are restrictive


Urban mailboxes

Urban Mailboxes


Mailboxes in rural america

Uniformity is a top priority for suburban development which extends all the way to mailbox design


Suburban mailboxes

Suburban Mailboxes

Approved Mailboxes from Lake Crest Subdivision

Located in a Suburb of Birmingham, AL


Individualism persists in rural america

Individualism Persists in Rural America

Johns Island,

South Carolina


Swan valley idaho

Swan Valley, Idaho


Mailboxes in rural america

Warren,

Maine


Mailboxes in rural america

Battleground,

Indiana


Mailboxes in rural america

Brodhead,

Wisconsin


Lima new york

Lima, New York


The future

The future?

Probably not . . . . . . .


In the meantime

In the meantime . . .

Visit the National Postal Museum for exhibits that feature unique mailboxes and other fascinating elements of postal history.

Web Address:

http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/index.html

Street Address:

National Postal Museum2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E.Washington, DC 20002

Mailing Address:

National Postal MuseumP.O. Box 37012 MRC 570Washington, DC 20013-7012


Image credits

Image Credits

  • http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/exhibits/2b2c_4_ruralmailbox.html

  • http://www.savethepostoffice.com/got-mail-go-get-it-postal-service-has-other-plans

  • http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/exhibits/2b2d_folkart.html

  • http://badbullmedia.com/tag/apartment-mailboxes

  • http://www.xpblocker.com/clustermailboxes-a-172.html

  • http://www.mswoods.com/blog/ashton-subdivision/

  • http://hmcurrentevents.com/growing-smarter-not-bigger/

  • http://www.archithings.com/visual-arts-centre-in-carlow-ireland/2009/10/16

  • http://www.photographsofthewest.org/portfolio/rural-mail/

  • Douglas Miller


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