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Photograph of 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.

Photographer: Unknown

Date:
c. 1900
Medium:
paper; photo-emulsion
Museum ID:
A.2006-22
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Credits:
National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection
Photographer: Unknown

Additional Records
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  • Photograph of letter carriers with handcarts
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  • Photograph of letter carriers' band from Seattle, Washington
  • Photograph of Owney and Railway Post Office clerks
  • Photograph of postal employee repairing a mail sack
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