Wednesday, December 16, 2009
This day in history ...
As tea lovers, we cannot let Dec. 16 pass without noting that the famous Boston Tea Party occurred on this day in 1773. This postcard, a vintage eBay find, is not in the greatest shape, but I liked the artwork. The card was not actually used so there's not a postmark. It is marked "Historical Series NO1." (I shared another vintage postcard here on this date a year ago.)
There are plenty of places on the Internet to find information about the Boston Tea Party, but two I like are The Boston Tea Party Historical Society and EyeWitnesstoHistory.com.
Boston souvenir stands must have found it prudent to pay homage to the town's tea party history, because a friend got me this refrigerator magnet on a trip to Boston a few years back.