Most people love getting a personal letter in the mail. Imagine opening your mailbox and seeing a child in there?
I stumbled upon this photo and thought it was the funniest thing. Even though the postal service was not sticking children in mailboxes, it was once legal to put a stamp on a child and have them delivered by U.S. mail.
According to the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, “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.”
I wonder how many parents would take advantage of this now-a-days?