Fish Is A Fighting Food Poster From The US Office Of War Information 1945

Ann Kennedy submits-

Hi Joey.  I came across this cool poster online while doing some research for my blog.  Meat was scarce in NE in ’45 and as you know, the promotion of fish was widespread.  The poster was originally printed by the US Office of War Information.  (If you want to post the poster, no need to include my comment unless relevant.  The poster is available at www.artnectar.com.)  I just think it’s a great image.

world_war_II_fish_poster_1943

I know Joe Testaverde knows a little something about those take out baskets.  I’d like to have a nickel for every one I ever dumped on the culling table at the dock.  They had a long long life on the waterfront.  We also used the ones with the same types of frame but with net which would allow the ice to drop through.  Joe Testaverde, did they sell them with that canvas or with the net or once that duck canvas material wore away did they mend in the netting around the frame to keep use of them?  I can’t remember if they were sold with the net or if they were just repaired that way. I can’t be that old can I?

Whiting, cod, haddock, pollock they all got offloaded the same way.  They have a guy using that double pulley though and lifting it by hand.  In my day at least we got to use the winch.

One comment

  • The baskets were sold with canvas outer shells as they wore out twine was sawn around the metal frames -”a penny saved a penny earned”. You mighy remember that the twine use to strech out and a bussel basket could hold over 250 lbs, of herring or whiting. Don’t sweat the memory stuff Just enjoy today.

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