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Rationing means a fair share for all of us
Rationing means a fair share for all of us
Resource Typeimage
TitleRationing means a fair share for all of us
Coverage / Year1943
DescriptionPoster, color, 21.9 x 28 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 Standards16 History; 14 Political systems
Author or CreatorUnited States. Office of Price Administration;
Subject / KeywordsWorld War II; War posters, American; Rationing--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Food supply--United States;
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
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Resource Identifierww20146p
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