By Stephen Ferguson
Introduced to Ireland by the novelist, Anthony Trollope, the post box has been a silent and reliable servant of the public for over one hundred and fifty years now. From tentative and uncertain beginnings, it has become much more than a mere “letter receiver”, emerging as a cherished icon of functional design and a symbol of State authority, a point so well appreciated by the men who changed its colour from red to green. Drawing on Post Office and other archive material the author, who is Assistant Secretary of An Post, charts the course of this transformation and assesses what the future may hold for that silent servant and symbol of the State that is the Irish post box.
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Format: 155mm x 260mm
64 pages, paperback, thread sewn.