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"Extrapost" ticket no. 1 belonging to Frau von Gentzkow, traveling from Berlin to Potsdam

6.9.1838

Museum for Communication Frankfurt, Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication

Museum for Communication Frankfurt, Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication
Frankfurt am Main, Germany

In 1835, Friederike von Gentzkow, widow of a landowner, took a trip to a spa, traveling from Potsdam to Wiesbaden and back again. In total she covered around 784 miles with the Extrapost, in a private carriage. Only the horses and postilion were provided by the post office for a fee. She passed 76 post offices. The travel costs amounted to about 200 Reichstaler, far more than a journeyman's annual income. All receipts for the trip were collected.

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  • Title: "Extrapost" ticket no. 1 belonging to Frau von Gentzkow, traveling from Berlin to Potsdam
  • Date Created: 6.9.1838
  • Location Created: Berlin, Deutschland
  • Rights: © Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation
  • Material: Papier

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