This collection consists of household German materials used during and after World War I. It includes edible items, such as powdered eggs and tea. There are items meant to aid in the repairs of household items, such as buttons and boot soles. The collection contains some pins from the interwar years, including a pin made for the November 12, 1933 elections that reads "Ja," the Nazi Party slogan (Box 2). There are collections of cigarette cards and American magazine covers. The Independent was a magazine based in New York City. It ran from 1848 to 1928. It absorbed Harper's Weekly in 1916. The Literary Digest was a magazine based in New York City that ran from 1890 to 1938. The collection also contains German paper currency and coins.