World War II Scrap Drive

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Title

World War II Scrap Drive

Subject

Post Office Buildings; Salvage; Aluminum

Description

From the Madison Courier: "Jefferson County's contribution of scrap aluminum, collected in a drive to aid the national defense program, was taken today to a district depot at Seymour. Madison's donations, together with collections from out thru the county, amounted to 1,600 pounds. The heap was removed from the post office lawn to a truck and was transported to Seymour by Lot Turner who makes trips every day or so to Seymour for Jackson County melons. More than ten tons of aluminum have been delivered to the Seymour depository from this district. There are fifteeen counties in this concentration area. The metal collected locally was weighed on the Madison Coal Company scales, and Turner hauled it for the fuel it took to operate his truck."

Creator

Harry Lemen, photographer

Source

Madison Courier

Date

Picture taken August 13, 1941

Contributor

Madison-Jefferson County Public Library

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image for other than personal use must be requested from the Director of the Madison-Jefferson County Public Library. Please contact at 420 W. Main Street Madison, IN 47250

(812) 265-2744

Format

Scanned print, 1200 DPI, online JPG saved at 72 DPI 800 pixels on long edge with a MicroTek ScanMaker 9800XL. Scan is full frame of negative. No correction of film errors. Slight sharpness and contrast adjustments.

Type

Still image

Identifier

"Lemen1411-ww2metalcollections"

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Citation

Harry Lemen, photographer , "World War II Scrap Drive," in Harry Lemen Historic Photo Collection, Item #220, http://www.mjcpl.org/photos/items/show/220 (accessed July 28, 2014).