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December 4, 2012

Car with wood pulp tires

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Car with wood pulp tires

Three men examine a car tire made from wood pulp.  During World War II, the rationing of rubber led American tire manufacturers to turn to alternative raw materials.  Captured by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on September 5, 1943.

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