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By David Haines-HoganA postcard with the name of the postmaster is seen in the window of the mail room at the Post Office of the United States of America in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 12, 2008.
A postcard depicting a man reading a letter, wearing a cap, is seen at the entrance of the Post office in Chicago on May 31, 2009.
A poster of a woman reading a note is seen outside the New York Post Office in New York City on June 23, 2011.
A woman reading letters with a pen on a postcard is seen on a subway platform in Shanghai, China, May 25, 2012.
A picture of a man walking through the Postoffice in Washington is seen May 10, 2013.
The Post Office’s office at 101st and Pennsylvania Streets is seen April 28, 2018.
The Washington Post’s office is seen March 28, 2019.
A sign is seen by a pedestrian in the Washington Monument March 24, 2020.
The Capitol Building’s dome is seen Feb. 27, 2021.
A plaque at the Washington National Cathedral reads “A Post Office Is a House in the Sky” on March 1, 2021.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)