Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Mail delivery was much more dramatic in the past

These two unused postcards feature artwork by Fritz Boscovits (1871-1965), a Swiss painter, caricaturist and graphic artist. The red-clothed fella with the spear is a 15th century messenger of Schwyz, Switzerland. The blue-clothed fella with the long dagger is a 15th century messenger of Zug, Switzerland. Same-day delivery not available in all areas. Footwear surcharge may apply. Optional extra wax seals available upon request. 

The actual Swiss Post didn't begin to come together until 1675, and you can read about its history here.

1 comment:

  1. You mean to say your postal worker doesn't dress like that? :p