Contributed by Walker Memorial Library
The citizens of Westbrook participated in the war effort from the home front by hosting scrap rubber drives during World War II. Scrap drives were a popular way to collect needed materials and give the people back home an opportunity to contribute to the war effort.
The signs in the foreground of this photograph, while not appropriate by today's standards in 2013, after the attack at Pearl Harbor in 1941, were commonplace during the war.
Seated on the running board of the truck are Warren McLaughlin and Louise E. Campbell.
The Star Theater, was built in 1912, and closed in the late 1960s. The building was razed in 1974.
About This Item
- Title: W.W.II Rubber drive at the Star Theater, Westbrook, 1943
- Creation Date: 1943
- Subject Date: 1943
- Town: Westbrook
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 8.5 cm x 15 cm
- Local Code: Notebook 8, Page 83
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Walker Memorial Library
800 Main Street, Westbrook, ME 04092
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LC Subject Headings
- World War, 1939-1945
- World War, 1939-1945--War work
- World War III
- Civilian participation
- Home front
- Movie theaters
- Rubber Drives
- Scrap drives
- World War II
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