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Postal Uniform History (Part 2)

1873 Hot Weather Postal Wear In 1873, postal uniform regulations widened the stripes on the pants to one inch and permitted lighter material for summer uniforms. Summer pants and coats were of gray flannel, and the coat had three buttons … Continue reading

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Postal Uniform History (Part 1)

1868 First Uniform: Cadet Blue-Gray with Black Trim Mail delivery in large cities began in 1863 but no official postal uniforms were worn until after July 27, 1868, when Congress passed legislation authorizing use of uniforms by letter carriers. On … Continue reading

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