A Live Cat

In New York City, from 1897 up until 1953, mail was sent via a complex series of pneumatic tubes, whisking cylinders full of mail at 35 mph to its various destinations. For the inaugural event, the General Post Office sent a Bible, a large fake peach, and, for reasons unknown, a cat. According to one attendee who wrote about it in 1931, the cat seemed dazed, but unharmed.

A Live Cat

In New York City, from 1897 up until 1953, mail was sent via a complex series of pneumatic tubes, whisking cylinders full of mail at 35 mph to its various destinations. For the inaugural event, the General Post Office sent a Bible, a large fake peach, and, for reasons unknown, a cat. According to one attendee who wrote about it in 1931, the cat seemed dazed, but unharmed.

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