Christmas at the York Post office in 1956
Here’s more on the 1956 Christmas season from the Gazette and Daily. At that time the paper published many photos taken by their staff with long captions, so there was no need for an additional article. These two, found on microfilm at York County Heritage Trust, concern the post office, a busy place then, as now, during the season. I’ve transcribed the captions for easier reading.
The robot piece is from the November 26, 1956 Gazette and Daily. I had forgotten that you used to be able to send Christmas cards and other greeting cards unsealed and get a cheaper rate. It may have cost two cents instead of three for each unsealed piece.
The November 29, 1956 Gazette and Daily reported an addition to the letter carriers’ seasonal burden–this doesn’t sound like the best timing from the unnamed manufacturer:
Here are links to my other posts on York County Christmas 1956: