Doing our part.
America’s potential awoke during WWII. Known as the ‘Golden Age of Capitalism’, industrial automation previously developed for the war effort could be unleashed in the public sector. Factories that produced tanks switched gears to build cars, munitions factories targeted toasters, and previously out-of-reach durable goods became accessible to all.
With 20 million military personnel arriving back on our shores, the industrial machine could not afford to falter. Albert & Ben sold used rags in used boxes for a fair price. It was their small way of contributing to the growth of the nascent superpower and pursuing the American Dream.