"Then came these little items among the things the traveler must be sure to take to England.It took a long time for the Brits to get back on their feet and end rationing. In comparison the U.S. was in good shape.
- 'Women's hose—none available.'
- 'Low-heeled walking shoes—repairing impossible.'
- 'Clothes hangers.'
- 'Soap (hand, laundry, shampoo)—none available.'
- 'Razor blades—none available.'
- 'Shaving material of all kinds.'
- 'All cosmetics, creams, perfumes, colognes, nail polish, etc.'
- 'Bath towels, face towels, wash cloths, any necessary medicines, vitamin tablets, sugar, cigarettes, matches, chocolate candy, fruit juices, flashlight, personal stationery.'
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
The Past Was Different
Via Brad DeLong, from Eleanor Roosevelt, a list of some of things not available in Britain in January 1946 (Roosevelt was about to travel to the UK):