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Friday, January 20, 2012

Life at Home in Cincinnati During WWII

Good morning,

These images are from the Cincinnati History section at Cincinnati's Museum Center. 
I certainly identified items in these rooms.  That phone is identical to the one that was on the cherry desk in our living room when I was a child. 
I don't remember a refrigerator that old!
I heard plenty about rationing from my parents.  Like so many others, their experiences during the Great Depression and WWII influenced them throughout their lives.  They always had a good supply of canned goods on hand.
Remembering....

All the best,
Lois

14 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Interesting. We are seeing more and more museums that display items that were common in my childhood and young adulthood. I guess that means I'm getting older.

VP said...

A very interesting display, it was much worse here at the time.

Wanda..... said...

I imagine 19cents a gallon gasoline was thought to be pricey back then! Enjoyed the photos, Lois!

Lois Evensen said...

Yes, VP, I know it was much worse there in Italy during WWII. You and the rest of Europe suffered terribly.

Thank you, everyone, for stopping by and for your comments.

All the best,
Lois

Maple Lane said...

Very interesting and I appreciate you sharing the pictures from your visit. Wishing you a nice weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

i do believe anyone who has gone without (whether thru war-time rationing or poverty) keeps that mentality the rest of their lives... not a bad thing to avoid waste. :)

Montanagirl said...

Very interesting! My how times have changed...

Lois said...

Very interesting shots Lois! We had a phone like that too. I remember my father talking about having a refrigerator that ran on kerosene. I also still have some of my grandfather's gas rationing stamps!

Rose said...

I think we could be traveling companions...I so love going to places that have rooms set up from a certain era...I don't know why they appeal to me so much they do. When I see them, I just want to step back in time...if only for a bit.

Happy Days said...

My Gramma's kitchen looked JUST like the one pictures here!!! Like the gas prices!! ...debbie

Elaine said...

Not all that long ago, but life was very different. I do enjoy going to museums like this one.

Sherry said...

Yes, I do remember those phones! I often wonder if you gave a dial phone to a young child and asked him how to use it, what response you would get!!! I think my dad was the very last person to have a dial phone. He never liked new technology!!!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Lois, we listen to the 40s music on Sirius internet radio, and looking at this post and photos made the time period more vivid.

vicki said...

Beautiful images Lois- we would love a visit to this museum-
Vicki