Wednesday, August 11

Weird and wacky Mail Postage 1913

 Weird & Wacky 

Here is a weird and wacky fact for you!

Did you know that in 1913, it was legal for someone to mail their children through the mail? I never knew this either! It was a rare occurrence. All they did was attach stamps to their children's clothing. The children rode on trains to where they were being mailed and were accompanied by mail carriers. 

Information was found in a newspaper, and it reported that it cost just 53 cents for parents to mail their child to their grandparents for a visit. As people read the news stories and photographs that were being seen around the country, it did not take long to get a law passed making it illegal to send children through the mail. 

Things sure have changed!

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