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Postal Card Mailed from Roma, Italy, to Brooklyn, New York

This postal card was mailed from Rome, Italy, to Brooklyn, New York. It carries a number of interesting cancellations.


For instance, the card was carried on the Brooklyn Circuit trolley car railway post office (RPO). There were mobile post offices on the trolley cars that moved throughout Brooklyn to help speed up mail delivery. Want to learn about RPOs? Glad you asked.


Also, there is an International machine of Brooklyn used to mark receipt of the postal card.


The card is cancelled by Roma (Ferrovia) handstamps indicating its mailing in Rome. Ferrovia means railway, and a major postal handling facility was located at the main railway station in Rome.

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Uploaded on October 19, 2006