Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ann Rosener

World War II home front pictures.

 "Can I wear it today?" Attractive playsuits for daughter can be made from that old housedress, the one with the splitting seams, and Junior's first long pants (no cuffs) can emerge from father's old overcoat. February 1942
 Agriculture. Women on farms. Like many another U.S. farmer's wife, Mrs. Harold Sontag of Maple Park, Illinois, takes an active part in the management of her farm but at the end of a long and active day, she still finds time to entertain her tow-headed youngsters with tales of farm life "when I was a little girl." September 1942
 Agriculture. Women on farms. There's a feminine hand at the controls of many of America's activities these days. Like many other farm wives whose husbands are engaged in war work, Mrs. William Wood manages a 120 acre farm in Colona, Michigan, with little male assistance. With a crop of corn, tomatoes and rasberries to harvest, she still finds time to care for her own Victory garden and to attend a first-aid class. And for the scrap drive Mrs. Wood salvaged 1,600 pounds of outworn metal and rubber articles from the farm, and contributed them to her local collection agency. 1942-43
 All nursing and no play might make Frances Bullock (right) a dull girl! To preclude such a possibility, Army nurses hold dances in the nurses' home. May 1943
 Cardinal "don't" for housekeepers: don't put hot food into the refrigerator. Allow cooked foods to cool to room temperature before placing in the refrigerator. February 1942
 Conservation of durable goods. So-o-o-o big! But still not quite big enough to sell to the junk man or give to the Red Cross, Boy Scouts or other agencies in the neighborhood. Conservation of waste paper will save millions of dollars annually for Uncle Sam. February 1942
 Do you know why sugar must be rationed? Why you can't buy any more refrigerators or pleasure cars? There's plenty of material available on these subjects which can be obtained from the government. February 1942
Don't let pretty labels on cans mislead you, but learn the difference between grades and the relative economy of buying larger instead of small cans. The Pure Food Law requires packers to state exact quantity and quality of canned products, so take advantage of this information and buy only after thorough inspection of labels. February 1942

1 comment:

  1. " Cardinal "don't" for housekeepers: " is broken. Welcome back, loving your posts again.