After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, 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.
May Pierstorff became the only child in history to be mailed. In 1914 the parents of 4-year-old May Pierstorff needed to send their daughter to stay with her grandmother in Idaho, 100 miles away. The couple took the little girl to the post office and told the clerk they wanted to mail their daughter. The clerk thought they were crazy, but finding no policy, rule, or law against it, he accommodated the family.
Geraldine Hoff Doyle was a 17 year old in 1942 while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster released during World War II.