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The U.S. Post Office

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The U.S. Post Office

While traveling around the U.S., small towns can start to look the same with their main street staples of a pharmacy, bank, diner, and hair salon. But there’s one building that never has an identical architectural twin: the U.S. post office.

Whether you live in a small town or a crowded city, every post office has its own unique design. Sometimes quaint, sometimes quirky, each of the 31,324 locales plays an important role in mail delivery, and we tend to agree with The Postal Project, that every single one of them is worthy of social media fame.

The Postal Project was started by friends and co-workers, Brandon Friedman and Dave Taylor. It was while Brandon was traveling along the Gulf Coast and passing small town post offices, that he came across the idea of documenting them. Once he bounced the idea off Dave, their project officially began.

Since its inception, the guys have collected post office photo submissions from all over the country (and world!), and encourage Instagrammers to use the hashtag #thepostalproject to submit their own entries.

So far the project has seen more than 1,400 post office pictures published from postal workers, travelers and everyday people who frequent the places.

This creative project totally makes me want to hit the road and see all the different post offices in my neck of the woods. What about you?

Feature image by azscootrn. Written by Quinn Segal; Images from The Postal Project are on Instagram and Tumblr.