Ads for variety of consumer products from The Anderson Independent, 10 February 1944

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This page from The Anderson Independent advertises for several wartime goods, including food, makeup, library books, vitamins, and prescriptions. The ads help illustrate the cost of goods at the time and the effect of the war on the local economy.


Product advertisement.  The Anderson Independent, 10 February 1944: A5. Pendleton District Historical, Recreational and Tourism Commission, Pendleton, South Carolina.

Correlating SC Social Studies Academic Standards:

Standard 5-4: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the economic boom-and-bust in America in the 1920s and 1930s, its resultant political instability, and the subsequent worldwide response.

Indicator 5-4.3 Explain the principal events related to the United States’ involvement in World War II—including the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the invasion in Normandy, Pacific island hopping, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki—and the role of key figures in this involvement such as Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, and Adolf Hitler.
Note: Although this document was originally posted as part of a lesson specifically designed to teach the above standard(s), other Social Studies Standards may apply.

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World War II