Rationing: Queues for food in 1945. People in their 70s and 80s - who lived through Second World War austerity - are happier than those in their 60s because they feel a greater sense of achievement at reaching old age
A mother in Stratford, London, England, picks up her first Family Allowance payment at the Vicarage Lane post office on August 6, 1946. The allowance of five shillings a week is payable to all children except the eldest in a family.
The message on posters from World Wars I and II are often similar to the messages we try to send at TreeHugger, such as growing your own food, walking instead of driving, reducing waste and conserving. Two years ago I