War Slogan Milk Bottles


War Slogan Milk Bottles

Featuring the Collection of Paul Irby

by Alan Demaison


Special from the January | February 2014 issue of BOTTLES and EXTRAS


The entrance of the United States into World War II saw many changes in domestic life, all designed to support the war effort. Along with tight government-managed rationing and price controls, Americans were asked to work longer hours and endure many shortages. Lack of housing forced families to double up and live in cramped quarters. The face of the work force changed to reflect all the soldiers needed to fight the Germans. The entrance of students, retired persons, housewives and the unemployed contributed to the war effort as the new workforce.