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From the issue of March 1930, a photo of the new Supervisor, Division of Postmasters Appointments, of whom it is said, “Looking at the picture printed herewith one can see — especially the ladies — that Mr. Tacy possesses what writers of romance call personal pulchritude. As a motion picture director would say, ‘he screens well.'”

The Ten Ages of a Letter

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In 1902, Edward P. Hennessy, a St. Louis letter carrier and the President of the National Philatelic Association of Letter Carriers, published a series of ten postcards entitled “The Ten Ages of a Letter in the World’s Fair City,” with photography by the Sanders Co. of St. Louis. By 1903, Hennessy had sold more than 4,000 sets, and anticipated selling many more to fair-goers attending the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, informally known as the St. Louis World’s Fair, in 1904. I’d read about the set, but never seen it until today. It was worth the wait.

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