Postmaster General James A. Farley

Title

Postmaster General James A. Farley

Description

Postmaster General James Aloysius Farley among the hundreds of thousands of letters sent during National Air Mail Week, which celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first regularly scheduled airmail service.

James Farley became the Postmaster General during the Great Depression, so it’s more than obvious he had a difficult time during his post. Yet he still managed to make the Post Office Department turn a profit, and was a big part in air mail service. He employed the army to help deliver mail, and also oversaw the first air mail delivery to China. He worked with the president of Pan American World Airways to ensure safe travels for the pilots and fewer damages for the packages delivered. With his reorganizing and revolutionizing the way air mail was handled, he reduced the causalities and helped further the use of air mail. He and President Roosevelt also created National Air Mail Week, which encouraged everyone across the nation to use air mail.

Creator

Smithsonian Institution

Date

1938

Source

James A. Farley 

Source: Sheahan, Mary. (2010, June 23). James A. Farley. National Postal Service. Retrieved Oct 22, 2012, from http://bitly.com/TO9dLe

Rights

Smithsonian Institution

Publisher

Smithsonian Institution

Contributor

Smithsonian Institution

Format

Medium: Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Postal

Coverage

Historic

Files

2551232980_bcaa945ba9_k.jpg

Reference

Smithsonian Institution, Postmaster General James A. Farley, Smithsonian Institution, 1938

Cite As

Smithsonian Institution , “Postmaster General James A. Farley,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 20, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/73.