Trolley mail car between 5th and 6th on Olive St.

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Title:
Trolley mail car between 5th and 6th on Olive St.
Location:
Date:
1896-03-02
Description:
Chester Traction Co. trolley car bedecked with bunting and banner reading: Chester Media U.S. Mail. Conductor and operator standing at either end of car. According to an article in The Philadelphia Times, March 3, 1896, this service was inaugurated between Chester and Media the previous day. "The trip proved entirely satisfactory, and by the new system it will only require thirty-five minutes to carry the mail between the two cities. Formerly the mail had to go by way of Philadelphia and nearly two hours was spent in transit. There will be three mails each day between these points and [it] is the first trolley mail route established in Delaware County.' Frank Lees, in his book From Media's Past, writes that "freight and milk were also hauled, and a freight house once stood at 6th and Olive Streets."
Identifier:
AP-5035
Creator:
Appleton, Stephen Horne, 1854-1909
Subject:
Format:
Glass Negative, 5" x 7"
Negative:
5035
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Appleton, Stephen Horne, 1854-1909, “Trolley mail car between 5th and 6th on Olive St.,” Media Historic Archives, accessed December 5, 2019, https://www.mediahistoricarchives.org/items/show/2568.