Youngstown, Ohio: 1930. The band photograph is approximately 8” x 10”. Four other letter carrier photos (approximately 3.5” x 5”) are also included The photographs include portraits of father and son letter carriers (John and Nick Harber), the two men as tourists at the Yuma Federal Prison, and John Huber sorting mail. John Harber was a member of the band and his position in the group is identified on the reverse of the photograph. Very good. Item #008529
One of the earliest manifestations of postal union solidarity was the creation of Letter Carrier bands, which first began in the 1890s shortly after the founding of the National Association of Letter Carriers. In their heyday, the bands (which all had their own distinctive uniforms and ranged from 18 to 50 members) were established by union branches in over 25 cities. They played at union meetings and conventions, events for supportive politicians, letter carrier balls and dances, and special occasions and ceremonies for individual members.