Arago: Exhibits


Changing the System

Changing the System

The postal system is a massive and complex network. Each of these four objects from the museum's collections represents a dramatic step in the establishment and development of the United States' postal system.

Petition, William Goddard to the Continental Congress

Letter proposing a new postal system.

Post Office Act of 1792

U.S. Postal Act of 1792

Postal money order rate card

Money Order rate card

Parcel Post Service Inauguration commemorative trophy cup

Silver cup delivered by Parcel Post Service