Doing our part
America’s potential awoke during WWII, an era known as the ‘Golden Age of Capitalism.’ Industrial automation, previously developed for the war effort, could now be implemented in the public sector. Factories that produced tanks switched gears to build cars, household appliances, and other goods. Suddenly, 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.