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Catalog Number 2013.006.161
Object Name Order, Money
Scope & Content Receipt for a U.S. Postal Money Order purchased by Thomas Knight on July 3, 1934, Madden Dam, Canal Zone, Panama. Tom was working as a carpenter on the Madden Dam. The money order was worth $15 and was sent to his family in Missouri. During the Great Depression, many men found jobs wherever they could, leaving their families behind and sending money home.
Catalog type Archive
Dates of Creation July 3, 1934
Dates of Accumulation Aug. 1, 2013 Trish Knight Hoffman
Title Receipt for U.S. Postal Money Order
Collection Knight Family Collection, EVLD
People Knight, Thomas "Tom" E.
Search Terms Knight Family
Madden Dam, Canal Zone, Panama
Subjects Documents
Postal service
Money order
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Exchange Medium