Friday, September 01, 2006

Rosie to the Rescue

Rosie to the Rescue by Norman Rockwell

This Saturday Evening Post cover of 4 Sept 1943, shows what we might call today as recycling. However during World War II it was critical to the war effort. There were constant "material" drives to collect all sorts of things to be remanufactured into war products. Kids in communities across America would pull their wagons around neighborhoods collecting things for these drives. If you had two shovels you were expected to give up one for the war effort. The metal in that shovel might contribute to the hull of an aircraft carrier. Which in turn might save the lives of the sons and husbands of America.