When the U.S. Postal Service Also Delivered Babies
"...the most fragile of all parcels, children, were mailed, with appropriate postage stamps on their outer clothing. Most times the journey was short, as in the instance of an infant delivered to an address about a mile or so from home. But for longer distances, it was much cheaper to use parcel post (just a few cents) than to buy a seat on a passenger train..."
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