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Death Of A (Car) Salesman

January 1942. In another fascinating piece of the puzzle to assure victory in World War II, a freeze order banned the sale of all new cars until a rationing program could be worked out. Our government quickly followed up with an order to stockpile all cars shipped after Jan. 15. Cars shipped to dealers could not be sold until specific permission to sell was granted. Pearl Harbor may have been a su... Read More »

That’s Life

New to the 1940s.org site is a small section devoted to everyday life in the 1940s, through photos. Over time, this section should grow quite large. When World War II ended in 1945, the United States embarked upon an unprecedented period of economic prosperity, driven by the increase in industrial production markets brought about by the war. Unlike the Great Depression and the war years, Americans... Read More »

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