Tuesday, June 16, 2009

1959 Food Stockpile for Survival Pamphlet






Back in the 1950's Americans, World War II over but still in recent memory, responded to a perceived Russian nuclear threat by building and stocking fallout shelters. How-to books, pamphlets and tapes were distributed on this subject. I found this Department of Agriculture's food stockpiling pamphlet while going through some old papers and pamphlets in Grandma G's stuff. They lived through very interesting times. Just like us.

2 comments:

Beth Niquette said...

Wow...I remember those drills where we had to hide under our desks! Not that it would have helped, eh?

I think we had to do that in first and second grades. Cool find, Sissy!

CabinWriter-- said...

I finally have found time to read your entries. You have a profound sense of keeping history alive. I wish I had the kind of everyday things you've photographed for us to enjoy! This will help me scrutinize what I do have. I'm really into preserving family history.