Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Special Delivery on the Rails

This city letter carrier posed for a humorous photograph with a young boy in his mailbag, but it could have been based on some bizarre facts.

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.

What's something unusual that you think we should deliver?

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