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Uniformed Letter Carrier with Child in Mailbag | by Smithsonian Institution
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Uniformed Letter Carrier with Child in Mailbag

Description: 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.


Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer


Medium: Black and white photographic print


Culture: American


Geography: USA


Date: 1900


Collection: U.S. Postal Employees


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Repository: National Postal Museum


Accession number: A.2006-22

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