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Chesterhill World War II Scrap Drive photograph
Description: This photograph of a scrap drive during World War II was taken in Chesterhill, Ohio. Residents are shown in front of a truck full of scrap marked "Already for Hitler." They are holding various metal items to be recycled, including a tea kettle, tire rim, and buckets. The photograph measures 4" x 6" (10.16 x 15.24 cm). Recycling and scrap metal drives were one of the ways Americans supported the war effort during the Second World War. As steel and other materials were needed to make ships, weapons, and other tools for the war effort, Americans were called upon to recycle goods that were not deemed essential. Government-produced posters, radio commercials and advertisements encouraged scrap drives, which were often sponsored by schools or community groups. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om3312_4682553_001
Subjects: Daily Life; Military Ohio; World War II; Scrap metal industry; Photography--Ohio
Places: Chesterhill (Ohio); Morgan County (Ohio)