Postal Mail Strap

Dublin Core

Title

Postal Mail Strap

Alternative Title

Mail Strap

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Post offices
Letter carriers--United States

Description

A leather postal mail strap from the Downtown Orlando Post Office, located at 51 East Jefferson Street. Mail straps were used by Orlando postal workers to tie mail together. Leather satchels were used by U.S. postal workers to carry mail from 1864 to around 1974, when they made the switch to canvas, due to the scarcity and cost of leather. This strap came from one such leather satchel manufactured by Bucheimer or Bona Allen, Inc.

Source

Original color digital image, September 2015: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

2015-09

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida.
Downtown Orlando Post Office Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

188 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Reed, Michael
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Postal History." United States Postal Service. https://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postal-history/welcome.htm.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

1 color digital image

Locations

Categories