Item IHM.2020.0007 - Postmasters association conference photo 1950

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Postmasters association conference photo 1950

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1 photograph : b&w ; 49 x 20.5 cm

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The organization began in 1902 in Stonewall, Manitoba. From there, the trade union spread out through rural areas of Canada. In 2002, Canada issued a commemorative stamp for the organization's 100th anniversary.

In recent years, the organization has struggled with closures of rural post offices designed to cut costs at Canada Post. Even among rural post offices that remain open, many face cuts in hours and staff.

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Donated by Lil Leach on April 29, 1981

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The item is a large black and white photograph of the Canadian Postmasters Association - Saskatchewan Branch conference held in Saskatoon in 1950

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The photograph is torn and in two pieces. It is also creased in places and folded in half. The faces of the ~150 people are clear.

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Arthur Leach was Indian Head's postmaster (1906-1949) having started as a mail driver as a 14-year-old just arrived from England (Isle of Wight) in 1888. At the time of this photo, he had just retired as postmaster at the age of 79 (see IH History Book pp 498-499).

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