Vintage West Virginia: Holiday mail at the post office

These scenes at the Charleston Post Office would be repeated as the flow of Christmas mail and packages reached another high peak. While the office hadn’t experienced the one-day peaks of previous years, mail throughout December was running more than 12% ahead of 1958. Floor workers sorted through an accumulation of Christmas cards as Superintendent of Mails T.G. Hilbert checked their progress. Extra clerks and carriers were keeping the office from being submerged by the flood of holiday mail.