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Wartime Home, Homefront U.S.A. (Mezzanine)

A radio broadcasting war news sits in the window of a typical wartime home, another aspect of the re-creation being a kitchen complete with period appliances. Housewives across America canned vegetables grown in victory gardens and cooked creative meals given the fact that such staples as meat, butter and sugar were strictly rationed.  One of the ways in which Americans on the home front contributed directly to those fighting overseas was in the saving of bacon grease. Grease went into the manufacturing of glycerin, which was a key element in the making of munitions.

 

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