Scooter Mailbox | University of Illinois Archives
A student kneels by a motor scooter parked at a bicycle rack. The scooter has a mailbox full of books affixed to its rear half. Caption on back reads: "A farm mailbox replacing rear seat and spare tire on his motor scooter solves the problem of where to safely carry everything from books and engineering drawing equip. to lunch and raincoat for Jerry R. Weibel, 805 W. Washington St, Champaign, frshman [sic] in the University of Illinois. Weibel, an ingenious agricultural engineering student, fitted brackets into holes where seat and tire holder had been fastened. A plywood platform supports the mailbox. In it he carries raincoat, hat, tarpaulin, lunch tackle box of drawing instruments, and an extra large amount of books because he is a naval science student."
Found in RS 39/2/20, Box 9, Folder ACT-48 Travel 1937-1938, 1946-1948, 1958, 1962
Original print measures 12.2 cm W x 9.6 cm H