: This photograph documents a scrap drive display in Akron, 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.
: Om3315_4586134_001 Subjects
: Military Ohio; World War II; Scrap metal industry Places
: Akron (Ohio); Summit County (Ohio)