Wednesday, December 23, 2020

35 Vintage Photos Showing How Bostonians Recycled Scrap Metal To Win The War (1942)


It’s 1942 and the USA is fighting in World War 2. In Boston, Massachusetts, Leslie Jones, a Staff photographer for the Boston Herald-Traveler (1917 to 1956) is taking pictures of locals supporting the fight by collecting scrap metal, cloth, cooking fat, rubber and anything else that could help. Scrap metal drives became competitive, almost frenzied affairs, as communities vied to out-contribute each other.

Via: Leslie Jones Collection, Boston Public Library

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