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Mailboxes : urban street furniture in Canada /
Bianca Gendreau.
imprint
Gatineau, Québec : Canadian Museum of Civilization, c2004.
description
vii, 51 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0660193353
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series title
imprint
Gatineau, Québec : Canadian Museum of Civilization, c2004.
isbn
0660193353
general note
Issued also in French under title: Toute une histoire, les boîtes aux lettres canadiennes.
language note
Includes abstract in French.
catalogue key
5375649
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 47-51).
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Summaries
Main Description
This fascinating study of the history of mailboxes reveals the ingenuity and tenacity that have characterized the search for the perfect mailbox - a high quality, weather-resistant object that protects its precious postal contents. Heavily illustrated with mailboxes from the Canadian Postal Museums extensive collection, this book illustrates the evolution of his most modern of pieces of urban street furniture, from the early cast-iron pillar boxes inspired by British models to fibreglass mailboxes and contemporary high-tech models.
Unpaid Annotation
Aficionados of postal history will appreciate this fascinating study of the history of mailboxes. This is a story of the ingenuity and tenacity that has characterized the search for the perfect mail box - a high quality, weather-resistant object that protects its precious postal contents. Richly illustrated with mailboxes from the Canadian Postal Museum's extensive collection, this book traces the evolution of modern urban street furniture, from the early cast-iron pillar boxes inspired by British models to fiberglass mailboxes and contemporary high-tech models.
Table of Contents
Canada's first mailboxesp. 3
Identification symbolsp. 9
Mail collectionp. 13
Canadian mailbox modelsp. 17
Pillar boxp. 19
Lamp-style letter boxp. 20
Wall-mounted letter boxp. 22
Pole-mounted letter boxp. 23
Free-standing mailboxp. 30
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