Today at lunch I finished reading Neither Snow nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service by Devin Leonard.
This has been my lunch book at work. Each day I like to decompress while eating lunch by getting some reading in. Especially while teaching a class.
I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to history buffs and stamp collectors.
The book details the history of the postal service from early beginnings with Benjamin Franklin all the way to the present. There is even some information from this year.
I have been interested in stamps for a long time. When I was a kid I collected stamps and even won a few awards at our school hobby show. I still have my stamp collection and every so often I will take a look through it or even add a bit to the collection.
See my post: Stamp Collecting
Do you know which President was an avid stamp collector?
I wrote a post titled A Little Coin that has information about the postmark shown above.
I also have at least two ancestors who were Postmasters. See my post: Ancestral Postmasters
In the clip above you can see that my 4th great-grandfather Orsamus Braman was the Postmaster of Rome, Wisconsin in 1853.
My 2nd great-grandfather Lorenzo Dow Cochran was appointed as Postmaster of Powellton, Illinois on October 18, 1892. Powellton is in Hancock County just east of Nauvoo.
It was interesting to read about changes in the Postal Service over the years and to see what it was like when my ancestors were Postmasters.
Do you have any ancestors who were Postmasters?