20¢ Bobtail Horsecar
Issue Date: October 8, 1983
City: Kennebunkport, ME
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure and engraved
This stamp is part of a set of four featuring America's first form of mass transportation. The first streetcar, the "John Mason," resembled a small railroad car with a seat, and it was pulled by horse. Electric Streetcars were introduced in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1886. "Bobtail" was the last horse-drawn streetcar to be removed from service. The St. Charles Streetcar in New Orleans is the oldest line still operating today.