Bread Tin, Canteen, and Belt

Bread Tin, Canteen, and Belt

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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
Associated Place
United States
Physical Description
tin (overall material)
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
accession number
catalog number
World War I
The Emergence of Modern America
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Price of Freedom
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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