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Food is a weapon, don't waste it!
Food is a weapon, don't waste it!
Resource Typeimage
TitleFood is a weapon, don't waste it!
Coverage / Year1943
DescriptionPoster, color, 16.1 x 22.6 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
InterpretationThe Office of Price Administration (OPA) was established in January 1942 to attack soaring inflation, caused by the war. The OPA had the power to freeze prices and wages, control rents, and institute rationing of scarce items. Rationing was introduced that year to cope with shortages of sugar and coffee caused by restricitons on imports. Also, much of the rationed food items were being shipped to both American and Allied troops. Every month each civilian (man, woman, and child) received a ration book that contained stamps that allowed a fixed amount of certain rationed items to be purchased. The number of stamps received was based on the size of the family. Once the stamps were used up the rationed items could not be purchased until the next month's atamps were issued.
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II;
Learning Standards14 Political systems; 16 History;
Author or CreatorUnited States. Office of War Information
Subject / KeywordsPublic health; Food conservation--United States ; World War, 1939-1945--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
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Resource Identifierww20016p
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