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Carrier of Carrots: 1943

Carrier of Carrots: 1943

May 1943. Buffalo, New York. "Beverly Ann Grimm, 11, leaving the store after making the family purchases from a list left that morning by her widowed mother who is a crane operator at Pratt and Letchworth." Also: It's National Baby Week! Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

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No one has mentioned the chores...

My sister and I were brought up in the 50's and seeing these kids doing household chores, even the little ones, brought back memories. I learned to fry eggs and pancakes at five. ( my family owned a restaurant). I think dusting was the first chore we did. We helped my grandmother to sweep and mop, iron small items, and wash dishes at an early age...all under the supervision of an adult. But once we learned how to do the chore we were left on our own. I still remember granny showing me the correct way to wring a mop. I was washing my own clothes by junior hi and helped at the family business at 13. By 16 (1970) I was making 5 dollars an hour working on weekend and in the summer. We learned lots of skills working with adults...some good, some surprising. When today I know some graduates don't even enter the work force until they are close to thirty I cringe because they have already used up almost half of their life as just a student.

No dark corners

Marjory Collins' spotlight on a tripod is visible on the right. Good thing, or I'd never be able to find the Duz.

No celery, either

I'm definitely going to Hell.

Where's Her Baguette?

She's halfway to a proper bag of Standard Urban Groceries.

Her city smells like Cheerios

Because that's where they're made, still, as are T-sirts that proclaim "My City Smells Like Cheerios", which it does, when the wind comes from the southwest.

Campbell's Soup is there, too

Also some unidentifiable Heinz products. The distinctive keystone-shaped label is discernible on several cans.

That mysterious box of Shreddies

not available in the U.S. are still a staple breakfast food in Canada.

Things I can find at the store in 2015

Cut-Rite Wax Paper
Dole Pineapple
Rice Crispies
Corn Flakes
Mueller's Noodles
Musselman's Applesauce
Nabisco Shredded Wheat
Scott Tissue

Cakes or bread or ???

What are the round items stacked on the small table? Cakes? They seem too stiff for cakes though. Bread...with icing?


At least that's what the box to the right of the Nabisco Shredded Wheat seems to say. Did they evolve/mutate into Cheerios?

[Yes, in 1945. -tterrace]

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