War Fund Drive in 1943 exceeded quota in Albion

Posted 18 March 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin, Orleans County Historian

In this picture taken in April of 1943, we see Eugene Mahoney and Theresa Peck. He was the chairman and she was the secretary for the Red Cross War Fund Drive in Albion.

They are adding up the totals, which exceeded the quota of $14,500 by $1,150.51. Notice she is using the Burroughs adding machine with roll of paper. This looks pretty antiquated compared to today’s calculators.