Tuesday, May 30, 2006


The National Postal Museum has launched its new online research site called Arago.

Arago allows browsing through the museum's collection database and provides details of the history of stamps and the role of the post office.

According to the museum's web site, the system is named for 19th century scientist Dominique Francois Jean Arago, a friend of James Smithson, the founding benefactor of the Smithsonian. Arago advocated using the most advanced technology available to educate people.

At the site you can build your own collection of digital images of rare stamps from the museum's collection.

To visit Arago, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM