Photograph of letter carrier with child in mailbag

Creator: Unidentified photographer Medium paper; photo-emulsion

Date: c. 1900

Location: United States of America

Source: National Postal MuseumContained in National Postal Museum Collection
Image ID: A.2006-22

Notes: 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. Photographer: Unknown

See other images from the National Postal Museum

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~ by The Gallery Goddess on December 31, 2011.

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