Four Day Washington DC Museums Tour

US Postal
Museum
Full-scale displays: Model A Ford delivery truck, Biplane mail carriers, Stagecoach carrier, Mailman diorama.
Modern Art Map of the National Mall, National Art Gallery,
East Building Modern Art, Many Calder mobiles,
Various works that appealed to me,
including Drip art by Jackson Pollock
American History
Museum
Map of The National Mall, Archie Bunker's chair,
First U.S. railroad steam engine, Monster electric motor,
Porter-Allen steam engine, Unaflow steam engine
Air and Space
Museum
Map of The National Mall, Viking Lander, German V-1 Missile, Apollo Lunar Module, Hubble Test Telescope, Joint U.S and Soviet space lab, Pioneering Aircraft, U.S.S Enterprise Poster (Harry's ship)

 
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Washington DC -- U.S. Postal Museum
Model A delivery truck, Biplane mail carriers,
Stagecoach carrier, Mailman diorama.


April 12, 2012


Posted July 10, 2012,  2012 Herbert E. Lindberg

The train trip from Chicago to Washington DC in coach seats on the Amtrak Capitol Limited was mostly uneventful because most of the trip was in the dark and the train went through a tunnel formed by trees on both sides of the tracks the following morning. We arrived at Union Station near the Mall and Capitol buildings shortly after lunch and struggled with our baggage on foot to get to the Phoenix Park Hotel at 520 Capitol Street NW. As we walked, we passed the U.S. Postal Museum, kitty corner across the street from the hotel. After a brief rest in the hotel we walked back to the museum for a quick look.


Model A Ford mail truck


Old biplane mail carriers


Mail by stagecoach


Close-up


Another angle


Some of the displays. An excellent series of displays on automatic sorting machines wasn't amenable to photography.


Diorama of a 1910's mail scene


Same diorama at better angle, sans flash (the glass enclosure didn't allow flash from direct-on angles).

 

Four Day Washington DC Museums Tour

US Postal
Museum
Full-scale displays: Model A Ford delivery truck, Biplane mail carriers, Stagecoach carrier, Mailman diorama.
Modern Art Map of the National Mall, National Art Gallery,
East Building Modern Art, Many Calder mobiles,
Various works that appealed to me,
including Drip art by Jackson Pollock
American History
Museum
Map of The National Mall, Archie Bunker's chair,
First U.S. railroad steam engine, Monster electric motor,
Porter-Allen steam engine, Unaflow steam engine
Air and Space
Museum
Map of The National Mall, Viking Lander, German V-1 Missile, Apollo Lunar Module, Hubble Test Telescope, Joint U.S and Soviet space lab, Pioneering Aircraft, U.S.S Enterprise Poster (Harry's ship)

 
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