Bread Tin, Canteen, and Belt


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

Related Event: World War IThe Emergence of Modern America


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Exhibition: Price of Freedom

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2002.0044.01Accession Number: 2002.0044Catalog Number: 2002.0044.01

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


Record Id: nmah_1313560

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