This photograph depicts Deena Clark, Civilian Defense Volunteer (right), and Tech. Sgt. Leo Malkins of the Army Air Corps (left). The worn out nylon stockings in this barrel full of salvaged stockings will be reprocessed and made into parachutes for army fliers, tow ropes for gilder planes and other war material. The worn out silk stockings return to service as powder bags for the Army’s big guns. The collection is typical of the thousands of salvage stations in retail stores throughout the country, which collected 626,127 pounds of old silk and nylon stockings in three months. The campaign is directed by local Salvage Committees.
Salvaging old stockings during WWII
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