|Home Canning Do's and Don'ts, image courtesy of US Natl Archives|
During WWII, the US government pushed food conservation and a big part of the process was home canning of fruits and vegetables. The citizens at home did their part of course but I guess it was not without incident; burns, illness, breakage etc, were apparently pretty commonplace, so the government put out this poster of "what not to do" when canning to help turn the tide.
It's all pretty much stuff that still stands today when canning. After all, canning is a process that's been around a long time.
As always, you can click on the 'history' label below or to the right and see all the poster images I've been able to source online and share. I'd sure love to have some of these, but for now, they must live on in digital online form from various archives and websites around the country.