Although it ran only briefly 150 years ago, the Pony Express still defines our understanding of the Old West
The urge to move documents as fast as possible has always been a national pre-occupation, because it has always been a necessity. Fax and Federal Express are just the latest among many innovations for getting the message across.
Here is the federal government’s own picture history of our times—and it tells us more than you might think
“GENERAL,” F.D.R. DEMANDED, “WHEN ARE THESE AIR MAIL KILLINGS GOING TO STOP?”
The U.S. Post Office, 1775-1974