100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

Postmarked August 19, 1912

When a letter needed to be opened for inspection and then sent of it’s way, it was sealed with an official seal affixed by the postal organization delivering the mail. In the Philippines, it is t

he Bureau of Posts.

Fort Stotsenburg was established by American forces near the Angeles railroad station in an area of the town known as Talimundoc It was named after Colonel John M Stotsenburg who was killed while leading his regiment in action near Quingua, Bulacan, the Philippines in April 1899.

This letter was opened in Manila before it was sent on to a Lt. Thompson at Fort Stotsenburg – August 19, 1912

Officially Sealed
BUREAU OF POSTS
Philippine Islands

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