I feel the need to indulge my postal fetish again. This public mailbox is the typical current box you’ll find in most U.S. cities and towns. They were once a very common sight on street corners, but there are fewer and fewer of them these days. I’m not sure how related it is, but it seems to me that the reduction in large public mailboxes began right around the time that letter bombs came into vogue.
I think you are right about that. Most of the boxes are gone from the sidewalks in our town. The one that is still available is right at the curb so one can just drop the letter in..except…the postal service turned the box around so now one has to pull up and get out of the car to mail a letter. Reason ..they say vandels were using it for a garbage can. So now everyone is inconvenienced.
Interesting theory; I’m sure you’re right.
I still have about 3 or 4 within walkign distance of my home. Ours are red!
I had a Danish professor once who couldn’t be convinced these things weren’t trash recepticals.
Photo, next they’ll be installing a camera…
Sally, red is a much better idea! Easier to find.
James, they do sorta look like trash cans, except our trash cans here are usually open so that when the wind blows the trash can be recycled throughout the street. 🙂