This poster, by the Office of War Information, points out the many uses of lumber in support of the war effort. Of particualr significance is the small photo at the top left-center showing a 'Jeep in a Box.'
The crated jeep from World War II production has been of great interest to military vehicle restorers. What could be better than finding a brand new jeep in a crate, right from the factory? Few photos of these crated jeeps exist so the "Jeep in a Box" is the main interest of this poster.
Here is what it looks like close up:
Enlarged photo of "Jeep in a Box" from the poster.
Is this actually a jeep? It is hard to tell since only a pair of tires on top of some sort of body can be seen. Despite the "Jeep in a Box" caption, it could be a jeep or perhaps another light truck.
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