The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women’s rights convention in American history. In July of 1848, hundreds of women gathered in Seneca Falls, NY to kick off the convention, which eventually led to the Suffrage Movement. It began, with Elizabeth Cady Stanton reading through the Declaration of Sentiments for all the attendees to deliberate.
I thought this was quirky and cute…then I read the caption. For real?! . Via weirdvintage: Sending a child through the post, 1900 “After parcel post service was introduced, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.” - Smithsonian