First U.S. Postal Card issued

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  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Historical Context Note

In 1873, the Postmaster General of the United States, John Creswell, issued the first pre-stamped 'penny postcard'. The postcard had been patented by John P. Charlton in 1861.

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Citation:
Richert, Lucas Paul. "First U.S. Postal Card issued". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 December 2011
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