Postal Willys Wagon at the Dixie Village Post Office, 1958

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Title

Postal Willys Wagon at the Dixie Village Post Office, 1958

Alternative Title

Postal Willys Wagon

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Post offices

Description

The Postal Willys Wagon, which first debuted in August of 1953. Willys Motors gained credibility for developing rugged and reliable vehicles during World War II. The Postal Willys Wagon was the first right-hand drive vehicle to be produced in the United Sates in 30 years. Prior to this change, mail carriers either had to park and walk to a mailbox or reach across the passenger's side to deliver the mail. This Willys Wagon is pictured outside the Dixie Village Post Office during its dedication ceremony on August 2, 1958.

Source

Original black and white photograph, August 2, 1958: Private Collection of Texann Ivy Buck.

Date Created

1958-08-02

Contributor

Buck, Texann Ivy

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph, August 2, 1958.

Is Part Of

Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Dixie Village Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Texann Ivy Buck and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Stoddard, James

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Texann Ivy Buck

External Reference

"1950-1986."Smithsonian National Postal Museum. http://postalmuseum.si.edu/exhibits/current/on-the-road/1950-1986.html.

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  1. OR00245.pdf