Today’s Document from the National Archives

Document for August 26th:
"Postman delivering mail, rural mail route, York county, Maine"


"Postman delivering mail, rural mail route, York county, Maine" By George W. Ackerman, August 26, 1930 (33-SC-14560c); Records of the Extension Service; Record Group 33; National Archives.

Dated August 26, 1930, this photograph from York county Maine was taken by George W. Ackerman.

During a nearly 40-year career with the Department of Agriculture, George W. Ackerman (1884-1962) estimated that he took over 50,000 photographs. Ackerman began working as a photographer for the Bureau of Plant Industry in 1910 at a salary of $900 a year.

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