Collecting scrap metal for the war effort, West Chester PA, 1942.
flipFlip to Banquet for collecting the most scrap metal in the nation, Lancaster County, 1942.
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Image of one elderly adult male and three young man children posing with their collection of salvage.

Credit: Courtesy of the Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, Pa.

During WWII, more than 500,000 Pennsylvania salvage workers collected almost 2.5 million tons of waste paper, tin cans, and metal scrap for the war effort.

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