Scrapping for victory is one aspect of the WWII homefront that was no respecter of persons. Every man, woman, and child could participate in some way as Americans were urged to “Throw your scrap into the fight!” There were drives for all sorts of scrap metals, newspaper, rubber, waste fats, rags, nylons and silk. Americans became very experienced in cleaning out their closets, cupboards, and yards in donating to the cause. Apparently, not even an abandoned key, hiding in a junk drawer, was too small to overlook as demonstrated by the cardboard key collection container that survived the war.
Keys Cardboard Collection Container
World War II American Experience
845 Crooked Creek Road
Gettysburg, Pa 17325
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