Thursday, December 22, 2016

Strange things in the mail

The Post Office began shipping parcels on January 1, 1913. It was quite popular and trusted very much. Why else would parents mail their children?

There was an 11-pound weight limit for packages sent via Parcel Post, As you would expect, the cost was low (at least when measured by 2016 money). The typical baby cost his parents only 15 cents in postage, although the baby could be insured.

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