Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What's the oldest posting you've ever seen in a Post Office?

Benny here. As I get around the country and walk through Post Offices, I'm always amazed at some of the postings on walls. From "I Know my Goals" banners to "Two Pounds. Two Bucks. Two Days" posters to "A message from your Postmaster General Benjamin Franklin," it seems that some things never come down.

Does anybody have any really old postings that they just can't part with? Comment here, or better yet, send me a photo here.


Photo courtesy Judy Reeve

7 comments:

Mike S. said...

I'm retired now, but, I can recall doing post office and route reviews in the late 80's and early 90's. I was in an office in Berks County and there was a notice on the wall that said "Permanent Posting." It was! The date on the posting was 1973. I'm certain that if I wouldn't have said something, it would still be there today.

Padric Fisher said...

In Coalinga, CA 93210 post office the posting had been on the bulliten board for so long that the sun had literally copied the notices on to the construction paper below. Kind of a solar xerox machine.

Anonymous said...

As a PM-OIC, I have gone into many offices and cleared them of very old forms,instructional posters and such. No wonder so many offices were doing things so differently!
Benny, if your MPOO found those outdated posters today in a PO, you would have to come up with an Action Plan!

grannybunny said...

"Outdated" posters that I still love to see are the Lance Armstrong "4titude" one -- after his 4th Tour de France victory with our Pro Cycling Team (I still have it in my office) and the large Breast Cancer Research Stamp, one of the most beautiful stamps ever issued. I had one of those, but it got damaged when someone tore it down -- instead of carefully removing it -- when I was moving offices. If USPS sold those, I would buy a replacement one. Some things never go out of style! :)

Merk said...

Several years ago I was on a cruise and we stopped in St. Thomas, a US Territory. It was the middle of summer but they still had all their Christmas posters still up. I have also cleaned out some old forms & stuff from post offices I've gone into as postmaster or OIC. One had COD forms from the 1950's and one postmaster hadn't purged the files since the 1960's - and I went into those offices in the mid to late 1990's! We have to be careful when we have posters and supplies with certain symbols and trademarks on them such as the Olympic Rings since we can be fined for using or displaying them after our contract has ended.

Anonymous said...

I went into an office as OIC and found boxes of civil defense cards to distribute to customers in case of a nuclear attack from the 1950's.

Anonymous said...

I recently took over a post office with information here from when the building was converted from a store to a post office in 1965. May forms and posters are still in the back room. I find them fun to look at!