Sunday, July 7, 2013


Vintage Save Fats for Explosives poster, image courtesy of US National Archives

During WWII, they somehow used waste fats in the creation of explosives, something I'm not going to "Google" for obvious reasons, ha.

It was a great thing to do to help the troops and war effort.  Since they were already reusing as many things as possible at home, people were urged in this poster to take waste fats in to their meat dealer.

The artwork on this one is definitely eye catching.

Enjoy the trip down memory lane.

We've been spending the weekend getting some projects done at the farm, yesterday, and today we are awaiting what they call "tropical downpours".  We'll see...

Hope you are having a great weekend!


  1. Probably a good idea to stay away from that one on google.

  2. Oh not just fats.. The saved their vegetable peelings and their water to give to the war effort to make soup stock, and women took 'war effort cooking classes' to learn how to cook meals without meat and bread without wheat so that could be passed on to soldiers too..

  3. And, since I previously google'd it for you, your search history is still free and clear. ;-D


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