Salvage Sculpture at Courthouse Salem Oregon 1944 WWII - Scrap Metal - War Effort


Item: Photograph of wartime salvage sculpture-man on the grounds of the courthouse in Salem, Oregon, 1944.

Description: 10 x 8 photograph of 1944 wartime salvage sculpture-man on the grounds of the courthouse in Salem, Oregon. Part of a billboard can be seen that says, "Throw your scrap into the fight." The sculpture figure is holding a bucket that read "fats and greases".

World War II scrap-metal sculpture and a donation pile of metal and rubber for the military, a publicly visible part of Oregon's war effort at home. The sculpture was affectionately named "Scrappo" by locals.

Handwritten caption in bottom margin; initials in bottom right corner of image.

Condition: Good; Light wear at corners.

Place: Salem, Oregon
Year: 1944

Keywords: WWII, World War Two, World War II, WW II, homefront, home front, metal salvage, sculpture, metal, rubber, Oregon, history, Marion County, scrap metal, war effort,

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