Opening of Post Office in NMHT

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Then Postmaster General Winton M. Blount hand-canceling a letter for Secretary (1964-1984) S. Dillon Ripley at the opening of the reconstructed General Store/Post Office in the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History.


  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Postal History
  • Postmaster General


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Featured in TORCH, Fall 1971. See also Neg. #94-1522 for picture of same event.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 1, Folder: Fall 1971

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Blount, Winton M
  • Secretariats
  • Division of Philately and Social History
  • Secretaries
  • Exhibitions
  • Post Office (NMAH)
  • Event


  • Photographic print
  • Event

ID Number

71-1115-7 or 71-1115.07

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print

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