1900s · Christmas · Postal Service · Tuberculosis

December 9, 1907 – First Christmas Seals Sold

In the early 1900’s tuberculosis was the number one killer in the United States. Doctors were beginning to make progress with survivability in various sanatoriums around the country. Sanatorium: a medical facility for long-term care. In December 1907, a small sanatorium near Wilmington, Deleware was having financial troubles. The Brandywine Sanatorium was $300 short of… Continue reading December 9, 1907 – First Christmas Seals Sold

Gunfighters · Old West · Tombstone · Tuberculosis

November 8, 1887–Doc Holliday Dies of TB

T he Wild West tends to conjure up images of dusty dirt roads, saloons, loud piano music, and gun-slingin’ cowboys with spurs on their boots. As it should. This is how it has been portrayed in so many movies. The best part of this imagery–to me–is that I never picture it in my home state… Continue reading November 8, 1887–Doc Holliday Dies of TB