1. 238 years ago today in 1775, the U.S Postal System was established by the Second Continental Congress with Benjamin Franklin as its first postmaster general. These photos of the U.S postal service throughout history are from our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection and our "The Pageant of America" Collection. Check out the NYPL Digital Collection for more photos and images of the Postal Service throughout history. 

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    Damn I love the postal system.
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    Most of this is soon to be a thing of the past, if some in congress have their way.
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    (June 26.)
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