Hammond Lumber Company 1940-1950

Hammon Lumber Co

During the World Wars, lumber became a commodity. It fits this definition because it is a "homogenous good traded in bulk or an exchange." Lumber is in a "raw" state, usable upon delivery (has a shelf life), and price varies varies enough to "justify creating a market." All three conditions are fulfilled, thus it is a commodity.

About a year and a half after World War 2, the Hammond Lumberyard is bone dry because most of their resources were sent out to aid the war.