WWII Feedsack Cloth


Even before WWII, frugal people made clothing and other household goods from printed feedsacks that once held flour and other grains. The only thing needed to be done was to soak off the label and open up the stitched seams.

During WWII when fabric was scarce and rationed, enterprising women made children’s and adult clothing from feedsack fabric.

This piece of cloth came from Percy Kent Mills and is printed with patriotic scenes, battles, slogans, and caricatures of Tojo, Mussolini, and Hitler.

“Kent’s Cloth of the United Nations-233” is printed on the selvages.

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Era: World War II
Other: Other
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Not on display

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Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan or sell artifacts in the museum's collection.

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I just ran across a tablecloth belonging to my mother made from this exact print, although faded from many washings. Fascinating to find the history of it.