Found History

by Tom Scheinfeldt

History on the Corner

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To commemorate 30 years of Star Wars, the United States Postal Service has started painting its blue corner mailboxes to look like R2-D2, the lovable droid who first appeared in 1977.

R2D2

I was three years old when A New Hope premiered, and standing in line for tickets with my parents outside Showcase Cinemas in Worcester, Mass. is one of my earliest memories. I’m not sure I need the post office to remind me how old I am, but as I child of Star Wars I appreciate the gesture nevertheless.

Upadate (3/30/07): So it turns out that the mailboxes have been installed to promote a series of Star Wars commemorative stamps. No surprise there, I suppose.

One Comment

  1. This so awesome. You can totally see how the postal service changes how and what it commemorates to go along with public sentiment and new interpretations of history. Who cares about the Battle of Bennington, bring on R2D2!

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