Monday, June 13, 2011

Today in 1920: US Postal Service rules children may not be sent via parcel post


Today in 1920: US Postal Service rules children may not be sent via parcel post:

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.

The Image is from the Smithsonian's Flickr stream of historic, public domain photos, a shot commemorating the end of being able to ship your children by postal mail.

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