Previous Next
Record 637/959
Description 
Homemade. Silver with fringed twisted edges; one side blue and silver church scene, other a family around tree. Per donor, she made ornaments like this because she could not buy good ornaments or lights as they were not yet in production as it was just after World War II. She made the ornaments from the lids of tin cans. She said that peach cans were the best because they were prettier and cut better than other cans. She cut pictures from Christmas cards and glued them to the tin ornaments. Donor said she learned how to make these ornaments from Sheriff Neubauer's wife.
Ornament, Christmas Tree -WORLD WAR II -Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Image

COPYRIGHT INFORMATION ~ For access to this image, contact scross@ci.oshkosh.wi.us

NOTICE: This material may be freely used by non-commercial entities for educational and/or research purposes as long as this message remains on all copied material. These electronic pages cannot be reproduced in any format for profit or other presentation without the permission of The Oshkosh Public Museum. 2005 Oshkosh Public Museum, All Rights Reserved   
Last modified on: December 12, 2009