Singer Household Oil: 1942

Singer Household Oil: 1942

1940s photo of a Singer (tm) sewing maching being oiled, from a series on home economics published by the government to encourage conservation of resources during WWII. Caption with the photo: "Many sewing machines require regular oiling. If yours is one of these, treat it accordingly. Read your instruction book or call the repair man if the machine develops any serious trouble, and you'll preserve its efficiency for the duration." Photo taken in 1942 by photographer Ann Rosener for the Office of Emergency Management. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.