TWO MEN ENTER POSTMASTER GENERAL'S OFFICE Shot of "POSTMASTER GENERAL" sign on an office door. Two men in suits enter the office, shake hands with the Canadian Postmaster then sit down. The camera remains outside the office.
Date: 1940s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:16:00, No Audio
F.D.R. AND POSTMASTER GENERAL FARLEY F.D.R. buys the first federal government Baby Bond from Postmaster General James Farley during the Great Depression. NOTE: Reporter voice-over requires additional clearances.
"'FAGS TO FIGHTING FORCES" CAMPAIGN - 1 A man interviews the Canadian Postmaster General in his office. On behalf of "average Canadian citizens," the interviewer thanks the Postmaster for Postal Service’s assistance in Canada's WWII "Fags For Fighting Forces" war effort which sent "fags" (cigarettes) to Canadian soldiers fighting around the world.
Date: 1940s - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:09:00, With Audio
LITVINOFF & FARLEY VISIT OFFICIALS Soviet Commissar for Foreign Affairs Maxim Litvinoff stops in Rome on his way home to Russia where he and U.S. Postmaster General Farley visit with Italian officials.
AIR MAIL FIASCO In 1934 air mail changes from being delivered by commercial planes to Army planes. Footage of a mailman, the Federal Post Office Building, a commercial plane, mail being unloaded from plane, Postmaster General signs order to make change, veteran planes fly day and night, a spotlight guides a plane flying at nigh
EARLY US AIRMAIL SERVICE Inauguration of US Airmail Service. Woodrow Wilson and the first lady send the first air letter to the postmaster of New York City. An Airmail truck, a pilot writes on the wing, the president shows the letter, putting mail in a sack, Wilson shakes hands with the pilot, the sacks are put in the plane, the pilot climbs in, the plane takes off.
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