Opening of Post Office in NMHT

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Postmaster General Winton M. Blount established letter mail service at the Smithsonian on September 27, 1971 by hand canceling a letter for Secretary S. Dillon Ripley at the opening of the reconstructed General Store/Post Office from Headsville, West Virginia 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)
  • Postmaster General


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Featured in TORCH, Fall 1971. See also Neg. # 71-1115-7 for 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
  • Openings
  • Secretaries
  • Exhibitions
  • Postal service
  • Post Office (NMAH)
  • Event


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

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