: This photograph documents a scrap metal drive in Cleveland, Ohio during World War II. 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. The photograph measures 8" x 10" (20.32 x 25.4 cm). View on Ohio Memory.
: Om3316_4586140_001 Subjects
: Daily Life; Military Ohio; World War II; Scrap metal industry Places
: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)