Unnamed Mail Carrier 3

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"By the People" notes that symbolically "now," because farm families made so many of their purchases by mail, the "R.F.D. carrier" is "by proxy tailor and seamstress to rural America" (87). ("R[ural] F[ree] D[elivery]" brought mail directly to Americans who lived in the countryside, away from post offices. According to Wikipedia, the service began in Mississippi in 1901.)

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