Introducing Air Mail!

02/02/2013 § 2 Comments

Speaking of addresses and letters, I happened upon this lovely silent film produced by the US Postal Service that I wanted to share with you.  Produced circa 1925, it describes the benefits of Air Mail and shows the progress of a letter mailed in New York and its journey to San Francisco — a journey that normally took 90 hours by train, but by air in a Dehavilland DH-4 it was only 30! 

This clip is part one of two, and you can find the second part here.  Please note: here is a very loud clicking noise on the second portion, so it is best watched on mute.  It is a silent film, after all.

Film via the archives of the San Diego Air and Space Museum.

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§ 2 Responses to Introducing Air Mail!

  • The Public Historian says:

    Thank you for sharing. I found your blog due to my interest in aviation history, but after further reading of previous posts I will definitely follow. Your blog is truly a unique collection of vintage topics and I look forward to seeing what you will post next.

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