Round-the-World Flights

Cosmopolitan Correspondence Club Sends Postcards Around-the-World

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		As the 19th century drew to a close, the Wright brothers were working on their 
	future flying craft. The Wright brothers had a vision that would take man into the 
	dimensional atmosphere of the future. With the beginnings of the 20th century most 
	people thought of flying as a stunt or as a sport while others saw the possibilities 
	that airplanes would eventually cross the continents and the oceans linking Planet 
	Earth together.
		On December 16, 1907 the US Navy left Hampton Roads, Virginia and began a 
	diplomatic cruise round-the-world. People began to think globally. People increased 
	their travel outside the boundaries of their countries. People began to use the mails 
	to correspond with family and friends all over the world.   
		Louis Rodrigues Wyllie, born on October 4, 1883 began writing articles in the 
	Milwaukee WI "Globe Trotter" journal about the peoples of the world, their cultures 
	and of adventurous people who traveled the globe to see and understand others. Wyllie 
	became a correspondent for the  National Geographic Society in Washington DC and the 
	Cosmopolitan Correspondence Club in Milwaukee WI.  The Cosmopolitan Correspondence 
	Club with a membership of over 6,000 individuals throughout the world began sending 
	postcards to each other demonstrating that postal mail might transverse around-the-world 
	as a precursor for people's travels round-the-world. I am now making the distinction 
	between the phrases, round-the-world and around-the world.  Round-the-world means 
	actually circumnavigating our earth while Around-the-world means visiting arbitrary 
	destinations on our earth without complete circumnavigation.   
	   	The Cosmopolitan Correspondence Club postcard pictured above was directed 
	around-the-world visiting seven of its members (3428-3803-4183-4480-4454-3607-3683) 
	beginning on March 1, 1908 and ending it's around-the-world trip on August 24, 1908.  

Itinerary (1908 postcard)
Departed Mexico               March 1, 1908
       United States                 March 10, 1908
       Canada                        March 12, 1908
       Cuba                          March 30, 1908
       Uruguay                       May 19, 1908           
       Argentina                     July 21, 1908
       Chile                         August 15, 1908
Arrived Mexico                August 24, 1908      
	The Cosmopolitan Correspondence Club postcard pictured above was directed 
around-the-world visiting six of its members (4916-4845-4584-5719-4511-2248) beginning 
on August 21, 1913 on its around-the-world journey.

Itinerary (1913 postcard)
Departed Hungary              August 21, 1913
        United States
Arrived Hungary

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