Snail Mail

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What's better than to open the mailbox and find honest-to-goodness personalized greetings? No junk or spam here, just the structures and systems that work together in service of delivering the mail, by hand, around the whole wide world.
P.S. We love mail so much that we made a Book of Postcards!

Washington DC, United States

Georgetown Custom House and Post Office

Today, we’ll tell you the tale of how a post office became the battleground in a town’s fight for its very existence in the United States' earliest days.

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, United States

Seaside Post Office

One of the most photographed Post Office buildings in the United States, it's only been around for a little over 30 years!

Gloucester, United Kingdom

Gloucester Services

Unlike the standard chains one often sees on a long car journey, these service areas sell artisanal food and feel a bit different than your average stop.

Tasmania, Australia

North Hobart Post Office

The Australia Post, in its 200 years of operation contains a large property portfolio, which includes 73 Heritage buildings that had to meet specific criteria to be on the Commonwealth Heritage List, and North Hobart Post Office qualified.

London, United Kingdom

Letter Slot

The invention of the letter slot dates back to 1840s England, but wasn't patented until 1892 by George Becket of Providence, Rhode Island.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Post Danmark

These red mailboxes are a standard drop off location for post in Denmark. With a postal service dating back to the mid-1600s it is still regarded as one of the best in the European Union.

Wrangell, Alaska, United States

Post Office

The post office for the tiny town of Wrangell, Alaska features an epic mural, installed in 1944.

Mackinac County, Michigan, United States

Bois Blanc Island

These mailboxes are situated on a small island in Lake Huron, Michigan that is home to only 50 people.

Grand Marais, Michigan, United States

Old Post Office Museum

This local history museum was once a jewelry store, a post office, and even a beauty salon.

Lisbon, Portugal

Correios de Portugal

These multi-colored mailboxes are representative of the CTT, an institution with centuries-old origins.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Saigon Central Post Office

For 27 years at 50 per note, Duong Van Ngo has written letters for those who cannot at this photogenic post office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Central Post Office

This post office in the heart of the French district represents a time of major change in Cambodia.

Goudier Island, Antarctica

Port Lockroy

Once a secret military base, this port is now one of the most visited tourist sites in Antarctica.

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