Bread Tin, Canteen, and Belt

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.
Associated Place
United States
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
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