Bread Tin, Canteen, and Belt

Description
Physical Description
Square metal container.
General History
The bread tin was designed to keep the doughboy's ration of hard bread dry; earlier bread rations were packaged in cardboard containers which became soggy and ruined the contents.
Object Name
canister, bread
Physical Description
tin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/4 in x 8 in x 2 1/4 in; 5.715 cm x 20.32 cm x 5.715 cm
Associated Place
United States
ID Number
2002.0044.01
accession number
2002.0044
catalog number
2002.0044.01
related event
World War I
The Emergence of Modern America
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Exhibition
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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