He's in the Mail


Look at the face on this poor little tacker!

The photo is one of many posted by the Smithsonian (and where I found some pictures for my post back here).

The description of the photo is given:

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.


Thank goodness for that!

10 comments:

sarahbean said...

omg, can you imagine!?

Kris said...

Now that's weird! Did they weigh them and charge postage accordingly? I reckon it would be cheaper to buy a plane ticket than to send kids by Australia Post! Lol! Maybe my kids are just heavy!

angelique said...

how funny is that!

Kylie said...

Have often thought of sending the kids with Australia Post to the grandparents LOL - the planes wont take them by themselves yet as they are too young. Not that I would do it - LOL - his face is priceless - wonder if they sent him from Wagga to Mackay?

three buttons said...

Wow, imagine sending your kids by mail, Australia Post has already lost two of my parcels...Eeek!

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Kate said...

That is hilarious - I'm with Kylie it would be a great way to send them to the granparents.

The Crafty Librarian said...

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glorydaze said...

Hilarious!

Jessi said...

that totally made me smile!!! Thank you :)

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Hilarious indeed..