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.


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.