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Postcards

Postcards, the email of their day, came about because the United States public was looking for an easy way to send quick notes. The USPS began to issue pre-stamped postal cards in 1873 and held that monopoly until 1898. That year Congress passed the Private Mailing Card Act which allowed private publishers and printers to produce postcards. The term "Private Mailing Card," printed on the backs of cards, distinguishes these privately printed postcards from those of the USPS. Postcards went through many phases, and even if a postcard is not dated or was never mailed, it may be possible to determine an approximate printing period based on specific characteristics of the card.

Suffolk Resolves House
Suffolk Resolves House
Milton Public Library
Milton Public Library
Second Congregational Church
Second Congregational Church
Old Milton Town Hall
Old Milton Town Hall
Milton Convalescent Home
Milton Convalescent Home
Milton High School and
the Central Fire Station

Milton High School and the Central Fire Station
Children's Church
Children's Church
Vose School / High School
Vose School / High School
Central Avenue Depot
Central Avenue Depot
Milton Yacht Club
Milton Yacht Club
Transfer Station
Milton Yacht Club
Hendrie's
Hendrie's Ice Cream
Blue Hills Observatory
Blue Hills Observatory
Milton Hospital
Milton Hospital
Kidder Branch, Milton Public Library
Kidder Library
Leopold Morse Home
Leopold Morse Home
Jeanne d'Arc Academy
Jeanne d'Arc Academy
Hose #2 Fire House
Hose #2 Fire House
Glover-Adams-Gardner House
Glover-Gardner House
St. Agatha's Church
St. Agatha's Church
Cunningham Park Pool
Cunningham Park Pool
Crehore House
Crehore House
Belcher School
Belcher School
Thacher School
Thacher School and carriage
Harriet Ware Hall, Milton Academy
Harriet Ware Hall
Webb Mill
Webb Mill
East Milton Baptist Church
East Milton Baptist Church
Captain Robert Bennet Forbes House
Captain Robert Bennet Forbes House
Blue Hills Police Station
Blue Hills Police Station
Milton Hill House
Milton Hill House
St. Michael's Church
St. Michael's Church
Smith School
Smith School
The Church of Our Saviour
The Church of Our Saviour
1431 Brush Hill Road
1431 Brush Hill Road
Rising Sun Inn
Rising Sun Inn, Gordons Corner
Old Blue Bell Inn
Old Blue Bell Inn
Junction of Blue Hills Parkway & Avenue
Junction of Blue Hill Parkway & Avenue
Milton Savings Bank
Milton Savings Bank lobby in 1954
Rev. Nathan Hunt
Maine Baptist Colportage Wagon with Rev. Nathan Hunt
St. Agatha's parochial residence
postcard of St. Agatha's parochial residence
Lincoln Cabin
postcard of replica Lincoln Cabin at Forbes House Museum
Hughes House
postcard of the Hughes House
Draper House
postcard of the Draper House
Milton Club
postcard of the Milton Club
Old Ruggles House
postcard of the old Ruggles House
Charles Eliot Bridge
postcard of the Charles Eliot Bridge
Crossman House
postcard of the Crossman House
Fontbonne Academy
postcard of Fontbonne Academy
East Milton Square
postcard of East Milton Square
Granite Railway Frog and Marker
postcard of the Granite Railway historical marker
Curry College
postcard of CurryCollege
Trailside Museum
Trailside Museum Postcard