Vanity Fair Magazine Articles
The Atlantic Monthly Articles
The Outlook Articles
People Today Articles
American Legion Monthly Articles
Sea Power Magazine Articles
Confederate Veteran Magazine Articles
flapper magazine Articles
La Baionnette Articles
PIC Magazine Articles
Outing Magazine Articles
Stage Magazine Articles
Life Magazine  Articles
National Park Service Histories Articles
Punch Magazine Articles
Men's Wear Articles
Current Literature Articles
The New York Times Articles
Hearst's Sunday American Articles
Click Magazine Articles
Creative Art Magazine Articles
Rob Wagner's Script Articles
The New Republic Articles
American Legion Weekly Articles
The Smart Set Articles
Photoplay Magazine Articles
Leslie's Magazine Articles
Ken Magazine Articles
PM  Articles
Saturday Review of Literature Articles
The Dial Magazine Articles
Theatre Arts Magazine Articles
The North American Review Articles
Direction Magazine Articles
'47 Magazine Articles
Film Spectator Articles
Film Daily Articles
Trench Warfare History Articles


WW2 Scrap-Salvage Queen
Article Surfer
<— Prev    |    Next —>

"In peacetime Americans open, discard, and replace an average of 45 million tin cans daily. Today, as part of of America's industrial might, those tin cans are helping to win the war. They are cans filled with food and explosives, and and an amazing variety of necessities for the fighting fronts. Nothing is more American than the tin can...[and] the campaign to get housewives to turn in every tin can to the salvage depot has been intensified and yet it is reported that a third of the cans New Yorkers use are being thrown away. These cans are badly needed today to make morphine holders for wounded soldiers on the battlefronts. They are also needed to carry blood plasma."

The attached article first appeared within the stapled bindings of a 1945 issue of Click Magazine in order to show the need for full civilian participation in the tin recycling programs along the home front (in that era, recycling was called "salvaging"). In order to guarantee that this message would get out to everyone, magazine editors would have been provided with these photographs and an assortment facts by a government agency called the Office of War Information.

Pictured above is the Salvage Queen of 1943.

Click here food rationing at U.S. POW camps.

Click here to learn more about the American W.W. II home front...


Tin Cans Go to War  (Click Magazine, 1945)

Tin Cans Go to War  (Click Magazine, 1945)

Tin Cans Go to War  (Click Magazine, 1945)

Article Surfer
<— Prev    |    Next —>







Copyright 2008 Old Magazine Articles