Saturday, November 26, 2011

Baby in the Mailbag | Special Delivery

This city letter carrier posed for a humorous photograph 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. via Smithsonian Institution

4 comments:

The Queen Vee said...

That's quite a mailman uniform....collared shirt, tie, vest, jacket and hat. Love this photo and the story that goes with it. What were those parents thinking mailing their kids via the post....crazy?!.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Love olden photos. Can you imagine sending your child through the mail??? Well, maybe I could have a time or two!!! Just kidding. Anyway, I am thinking I love that old leather mail bag!

C. Joy said...

I wonder if there was a diaper changing fee... Thanks for the laugh.

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness! Thanks for the laugh!