Bread-slicing Machine

Title

Bread-slicing Machine

Description

For a short time in 1943, U.S. officials imposed a short-lived ban on commercially sliced bread as a way to conserve food reserves during WWII. Had the kitchen staff personally cut off a slice of bread for every person they prepared a meal for, this would take a great deal of time. This photo shows a bread-slicing machine, used by the staff, to cut a whole loaf of bread at one time.

Citation

“Bread-slicing Machine,” Exhibits, accessed June 5, 2020, https://omeka.uvu.edu/items/show/9934.