Postman's Hat

Dublin Core

Title

Postman's Hat

Alternative Title

Postman's Hat

Subject

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

Description

The classic and distinguished hat that was a part of the attire worn by both postmen and mail truck drivers. The iconic badge of the U.S. Post Office adorns the face of the hat to identify postmen as federal employees and also to signify the role they held within the Post Office. There were a multitude of designs available to wear ranging from berets, panama hats, or safari helmets. As of 1972, the hat was no longer required to be worn as part of the postman's uniform and instead replaced with baseball style hats that are optional.

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

251 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

Tran, Tristan
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Letter Carriers’ Uniform: Hats, Introduction." United States Postal Service. http://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postal-history/letter-carrier-hat-intro.pdf.
"Letter Carriers’ Uniform: Hat Images, 1950s-1990s ." United States Postal Service. http://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postal-history/letter-carrier-hat-images2.pdf.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color digital image

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