Actually, yes. Shortly after parcel post was introduced in the early 1900s, several parents sent their small children though the mail. This was done with the help of sympathetic postal workers, most commonly over short distances in rural areas. And it was cost effective—in 1913, it cost just 15 cents to mail an 8-month-old baby to his grandmother.
Before you get any big ideas, though, know that the fun came to an end in 1920 when the postmaster general officially outlawed sending people through the mail. How lame.
Wasn't there a slave that mailed himself? Not sure though
I understand that a certain current president has a tendency to "male it in". But that's just a rumor.
YES, IN THE LATE FORTIES I READ A BOOK CALLED "THE BAREFOOT MAILMAN" It was based on an actual postal route
A mailman would take mail down the Atlantic Coast from Jacksonville to Miami! Some times he escorted adults along as parcel post.
He had many inlets and rivers to cross.
Remember, in those early days Miami was barely started and one could not drive to it. Later a railroad reached Miami and there, still, no roads to it.
While 0n the postal subject... while I was in college in 1948 i worked in the Philadelphia 30th street post office. It was a large building.
Every day mail was sent from the roof of the post office to the Philly airport , then in Camden, NJ! via an autogiro.
The autogiro invented by Pitcairn had a propeller AND horizontal rotary blades over the plane.
Yes. Here is some background information I found on the web
One of the earliest tales of beating the mail system occurred in 1849 with the escape of Virginia slave Henry “Box” Brown. One night, Brown had a dream to “mail [himself] to a place where there are no slaves.” With $86 in hand, Brown enlisted the help of a local storekeeper to box him up with water and biscuits and send him north to freedom. James Miller McKim, a Philadelphia abolitionist, agreed to receive the box. The trip began on March 23. While the journey only lasted 27 hours, Brown’s box was passed from wagon to railroad to steamboat and back again. The box often ended up upside down, but Brown remained quiet enough to avoid discovery. On March 24, Brown arrived in Philadelphia and was released as a free man.
That wasn’t the only case of shipping people by mail. In 1914, 5-year-old May Pierstorff was sent from Grangeville, Idaho to visit her grandmother in Lewiston, Idaho. When it came time to buy tickets, Pierstorff’s parents discovered that sending their daughter through parcel post was cheaper than buying fare. Pierstorff, who weighed less than the 50-pound weight limit, was sent through the mail at the chicken rate. Before Pierstorff boarded the train, her parents clipped 53 cents to her coat and sent her on her way. Upon arrival in Lewiston, the postmaster personally delivered the young girl to her grandmother’s house. Six years later, the practice of shipping humans through parcel post became illegal.
Mental floss. com article53334
I can't remember what book it was in, but Max Shulman had a hilarious (in context) story about a creep who got stuck in the mail system. The payoff came when the postmaster decided to send him to the dead letter office. The creep said "Please, sir, I'm not a letter, I'm a creep", so the postmaster pulled out a pistol and shot him, and said "Then I'll send you to the dead creep office"
Human mail is the transportation of a person through the postal system, usually as a stowaway. While rare, there have been some reported cases of people attempting to travel through the mail.
Henry Brown (age 42), an African-American slave from Virginia, successfully escaped in a shipping box sent north to the free state of Pennsylvania in 1849. He was known thereafter as Henry "Box" Brown.
W. Reginald Bray mailed himself within England by ordinary mail in 1900 and then by registered mail in 1903.
Suffragettes Elspeth Douglas McClelland and Daisy Solomon mailed themselves successfully to the then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, H. H. Asquith at 10 Downing Street on 23 February 1909 but his office refused to accept the letters.
Reg Spiers mailed himself from Heathrow Airport London, to Perth Airport Western Australia in 1964. His 63-hour journey was spent in a box made by fellow British javelin thrower, John McSorley. Spiers spent some time outside his container in the cargo hold of the plane, and suffered from dehydration when he was offloaded onto the tarmac of Bombay Airport. He arrived in Perth undetected and returned home to Adelaide.
Charles McKinley (age 25) shipped himself from New York City to Dallas, Texas in a box in 2003. He was attempting to visit his parents and wanted to save on the air fare by charging the shipping fees to his former employer. However, he was discovered during the final leg of his journey having successfully travelled by plane.
An inmate (age 42) serving a seven-year drug conviction sentence in Germany escaped from a prison by climbing into a box in the mail room which was picked up by a courier in 2008.
In August 2012, a man in Chongqing, a city in southern China, decided to ship himself to his girlfriend as a prank. Unfortunately, his prank almost turned deadly when the courier took three hours to deliver the package. Seng had minimal air in the box, and it was too thick to puncture a hole so that he could breathe, when he ended up arriving to the address his girlfriend found him unconscious and had to be revived by paramedics
I believe there has been. I did not do any research on this but pretty sure I am correct.
yes henry brown aka henry box escaped through philedelphia in side a box
Fed-ex confirms since they started in 1971 over 600,000 people have tried to mail themselves to other countries, but more often to their pop or rock idol for example, Justin Bieber, Rolling Stones, Elvis, they contort their bodies in boxes and packaging poking holes for air and would call Fed-Ex to come pick them up. As far as they know no one has ever made it to their destination. An educated guess tells me if that many people have attempted to mail themselves using Fed Ex then it's a good chance they tried using USPS.
The youtuber Killem (other wise known by his real name, Thomas)Has mailed him self more then once to a few different places.
So all those Youtubers mailing themselves is actually fake... I thought so... Don't they have sniffer dogs and X-rays anyway... I don't think you can mail yourself anymore without getting caught and going to prison. :(
Actually yes because back then when boxes were made,people only thought of mailing clothes and stuff like that now they are starting to mail them self's for popularity and stuff like YouTube and Facebook and more
Im smart enough this is why Ima bout to drop out already got a few million and I make more than yo azz
It happened in The Velvet Underground's grim tale of a man who wants to mail himself to his girlfriend as a surprise but things go horribly wrong. The song is called The Gift from their second album, White Light/White Heat.
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Yes. Shortly after parcel post was introduced around 1900 several parents sent their children through the postal service. REALLY STUPID THOUGH!
No, because "a human" does not exist. "Human" is an adjective and never a noun, so there is no such thing as "a human." Perhaps you meant to ask if a "human being" has ever been sent through the mail?
his name was henry something i think it was henry ford
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