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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAINIER NATIONAL PARK: c. 1920s

Daily Fiber: 1942

Daily Fiber: 1942

September 1942. "Substitute materials -- something new in apple containers. To replace nail-bound wooden boxes, a fiber carton has been developed." An innovation known today as the cardboard box. Medium format nitrate negative by William Perlitch for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Wooden Crates

Before the advent of cardboard boxes to ship fruit they used wooden crates with, usually, a divider in the middle. All sorts of fruits were shipped in those wooden crates such as apples, oranges, peaches, and others. As a kid, we used to collect those wooden crates at the beginning of winter because you could pack snow into each section of the crate and have two snow blocks to build a snow fort or an igloo. When cardboard came on the scene, it all changed. You just can't pack much snow into a cardboard container.

Staples

From LIFE magazine, June 14, 1943.

These boxes got a lot of use during WWII.

Three different grades (V1, V2, and V3, from most to least protective) were used by the military to pack all types of boxable supplies during the war. Saved a lot of wood and nails.

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