Details For Cover ID# 26881

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: johnbecker
Added on:Jan 27, 18
Edited on:Jan 27, 18
Postmark: Jan 1937
Origin: Lawrenceburg, Indiana, UNITED STATES
Destination: Indianapolis, Indiana, UNITED STATES

“Lawrenceburg Indiana / Flood Mail” emergency provisional use of an Addressograph machine to cancel mail during the 1937 Ohio River flood. The flooding along the Ohio River in late January and February 1937 caused problems for many post offices. The levee at Lawrenceburg, Indiana broke in January 1937, inundating the downtown area including the new PO building. The PO set up shop at the Old Quaker Company. The postmaster processed both paid and unpaid mail by making two different plates for an Addressograph machine – note the printed semi-circles from the tabs holding the plate in the carrier frame. The postcards illustrate the height of the flood water. See entry 26880 for an unpaid example and the postmaster’s letter of explanation.

Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No