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Keep the home front pledge
Keep the home front pledge
Resource Typeimage
TitleKeep the home front pledge
Coverage / Year1944
DescriptionPoster, color, 28 x 20 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
InterpretationDuring the first World War the United States experienced a very high rate of inflation, 62%. To avoid this during World War II, the Office of Price Administration (OPA), which administered the controls over prices for consumer goods, began an anit-inflation campaign. The OPA encouraged women to shop carefully and to observe price caps posted in stores.Rationing of food and gasoline during this time also promoted fair access to scarce consumer goods. Overall this effort was successful because between 1940 and 1945 the cost of living in America rose only 28%.
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II
Learning Standards16 History; 14 Political systems
Author or CreatorUnited States. Office of Price Administration;
Other ContributorsCooper, Fred [designer]
Subject / KeywordsWorld War II; War posters, American; Price regulation--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States;
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
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Resource Identifierww20174p
CONTENTdm file name7034721842002_ww20174p.jpg
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