Joy in the Mundane: Winter 2022


An Exploration of the Mailbox

Streaming Media

Document Type

Student Work

Publication Date

Winter 2022


mailbox, history of the mailbox


The topic our group chooses for this project is the mailbox. The theme for the Public History 2022 Winter term is: finding joy in the mundane. Since the initial covid-19 break out in 2019, there has been a shift in purchase behaviour which has doubled online sales. This said, mailboxes have become an item of daily use. Despite this, mailboxes have had importance for over a century previous to online purchases. The intention of this project is to provide the audience with an insightful lesson into history and to gain a greater appreciation for this mundane artefact, the mailbox


Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences (FHASS)

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