Vintage Independence Day Postcards

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

The first post office in America was established in Boston in 1639 near the site of the [old] Boston Globe building.  Benjamin Franklin, a native Bostonian, was appointed first Postmaster General by the Continental Congress in 1775.  August 1, 1959 the price to mail a postcard was raised from 2 cents to 3 cents.  The price to mail a postcard in 2020 is 35 cents.