1900: “Sending a child through the post”

“After parcel post service was introduced, 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.”

- Smithsonian

5 Responses

  1. Don

    The father looked like he just finished a shift in a coalmine. Could be my great grand-dad, y’know.


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