TIL in 1913 the U.S. Postmaster General explicitly ruled that, “Children may not be transported as parcel post.” Several instances of parents mailing children had recently made headlines, with them citing reasons such as, “Postage was cheaper than a train ticket.”

Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brief-history-children-sent-through-mail-180959372/

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