Metal worker making collection boxes for the Jewish
National Fund (Seidon collection, circa 1925)
For more than 100 years, Jewish families around the world kept a blue metal charity box in their homes to collect pennies to buy trees in the Holy Land. School children would bring to school dimes to buy leaf stickers in order to pay for a tree.
A photographic collection sent to this author by Dr. Othniel Seiden of Denver -- the Cigarbox Collection -- was featured here in 2013. Among the pictures was this one of the production of the Jewish National Fund's pushkes.