Wednesday, August 12, 2009

1948 Recording Explains "Origin of The Postage Stamp"

Homeschool Radio Shows invites you to listen to a recording of the History of the Postage Stamp.

Titled Stamp of Approval: The Origin of the Postage Stamp, the 14 minute audio tells the story of Rowland Hill (shown here), who stopped at an English Inn in 1836.

As a result, Hill came up with one of the most important "tiny, simple inventions in the history of modern civilization – the postage stamp."

This "living history" program was originally broadcast as an episode of "Adventures in Research" in 1948.

To listen to this fun recording which comes complete with cheesy organ accompaniment, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM