WW2 COokie Jar: Sometimes an ordinary object becomes important primarily for the story it has to tell. A ceramic cookie jar, for instance, may have been mass-produced during a specific point in American history, meaning that thousands of similar pieces were found in homes across the United States. But add in a crucial component—a family history set in World War II—and the object gains a historical depth beyond the details of how and where it was manufactured.
World War 2 This war fought in Europe, North Africa and Asia started in 1939 with the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and ended in 1945 with the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan. It was the largest armed conflict in history.