Kid Being a Brat – Mail ‘Em Away

LetterCarrierChild1913This is a photo from the National Postal Museum showing a child posing with a letter carrier in 1913.  (photographer unidentified, Smithsonian Institute, Collection: U.S. Postal Employees)

At this time you could legally mail children. It was actually done several times. Postage stamps were attached to their clothing and the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination.

When the Post Office Department found out this was occurring, they issued a regulation to prevent “the sending of children in the mail”.

There are definitely times when I’d like to mail mine away, but with today’s postal rates it would bankrupt me.

5 Responses to Kid Being a Brat – Mail ‘Em Away

  1. Ana says:

    Wow, that’s interesting. I wonder where they would mail them to?

  2. Dominique says:

    This is just too funny! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Would you include a return address?

  4. stamperdad says:

    Yes it’s true. It’s actually quite amazing what people used to send through the mail. Thanks for reading. Glad you enjoyed it.

  5. sputnitsa says:

    No WAY.

    This is too good…. Too juicy. Too outright hilarious. Too wrong.

    Which I guess means it’s true??? Yowza. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Hilarious 🙂

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