: This photograph shows two children hauling a wagon load of newspapers and other products to be recycled for the war effort 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.
: Om3317_4586146_001 Subjects
: Daily Life; Military Ohio; World War II; Places
: Jewell (Ohio); Defiance County (Ohio)