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History in Print

Photo of Cover of Commissioners of CustomsTitle: Commissioners of Customs
Description: Pamphlet detailing Commissioners of Customs in the 199th year of the office's existence. Printed in 1987, the pamphlet provides details of the early years of the office of Commissioners of Customs and provides brief biographical details of each Commissioner.

Photo of Cover of The First Office of the United States Customs ServiceTitle: First Officers of the United States Customs Service
Description: Pamphlet with list and biographical details of the first officers of the United States Customs Service, appointed by President George Washington in 1789. This pamphlet includes significant documents and actions in the early history of the U.S. Customs Service.

Cover of U.S. Customs and Kindred Services PDFTitle: U.S. Customs and Kindred Services - San Francisco
Description: Souvenir booklet discussing the U.S. Customs service and its sister services. Focus is U.S. Customs Service at the Port of San Francisco. Document contains historical information and photographs and was produced as a memento for former employees to take with them upon leaving the service. Of particular note are the unique caricatures of customs officials.
Last modified: 
June 10, 2016