2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 30, 2020 7:03 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking pictures of US service men & women drinking from olive budweiser cans

    nik upton Newbie

      Please, does anyone have pictures of US service men and women drinking from olive budweiser cans during WWII?

       

        • Re: Seeking pictures of US service men & women drinking from olive budweiser cans
          John Brayshaw Newbie

          No but the Williamsburg VA plant did a Camouflage aluminum bottle for Memorial Day 2018. Veteran employees were issued a by name letter by the CEO.

          • Re: Seeking pictures of US service men & women drinking from olive budweiser cans
            Jason Atkinson Navigator

            Dear Mr. Upton,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

            We searched the National Archives Catalog for “beer” and located 52 digitized images from the 1940s. The majority of the images are black and white. None of the Catalog descriptions reference the color of the can. There may be more images relating to beer in our holdings that are not digitized and/or do not mention beer in the description. Photographs of various U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps activities dating from 1940 to 2007 are in the custody of the National Archives at College Park - Still Picture (RDSS). Please contact RDSS via email at stillpix@nara.gov and their web site is Photographs and Graphic Works in College Park, Maryland. Please note that we do not have any finding aids that index our holdings by type of beer can.

             

            Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff.  As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDSS. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

             

            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!