It’s the Mail!

Mailman RocketFor this startling image of the future of mail delivery, we are indebted to Arthur Radebaugh (1906-1974), the illustrator of the late 1950s-early 60s Sunday paper comic strip “Closer Than We Think.” The strip debuted January 12, 1958, with “Satellite Space Station” and ended on January 13, 1963, with the “Family Computer.” The jetpack mailman, hopping from house to house in Suburbatopia, appeared on October 4, 1958.

Thank you, Carlos Suarez!

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