Friday, September 9, 2011

Parcel Post



From the archives of the National Postal Museum comes this photo of a postal carrier with a young boy in his mailbag. After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.

4 comments:

Fiona said...

Hilarious!

Vince Redding said...

Wow! I can't believe this actually happened!

Janel said...

This is amazing! I wonder if the kids had fun or were terrified?!

Rebecca said...

My guess is it stopped when they had to be fed and changed....

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