travel around the world…
This is the first postcard I received from official postcrossing with this one, very surprised! Because the sender name is similar with my best friend, “Cherie” 🙂
John Hancock refers to many big-name in U.S., i.e. legislators from Texas, baritone, actor, film director, and the famous one is John Hancock (1737-1793) that was a merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is remembered for his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of Independence, so much so that the term “John Hancock” has become, in the United States, a synonym for signature.[**]
Very stylish, isn’t it? 😉
Besides that, John Hancock refers to other things. There are name of ships that known as USS John Hancock (for Spruance-Class Destroyer that discharged on 2000, and the name for steam-tugs of the 19th century), as shown at the postcard there are John Hancock Center (skyline or skyscrapers in Chicago, Illinois), insurance companies (http://www.johnhancock.com/), and the last but not the least is John Hancock Tower (the highest building in Boston, Massachusetts).
See the stamps!
All part of these postcard is very awesome, isn’t it?
Oma Cherie, when someday I go to Chicago, I’ll visit the places that you recommend, insya Allah… 🙂
Anyway, this postcard traveled as far as 16.075 km for 17 days. *A miracle of a snail mail 😀
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