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Have you really tried to save gas by getting into a car club?
Have you really tried to save gas by getting into a car club?
Resource Typeimage
TitleHave you really tried to save gas by getting into a car club?
Coverage / Year1944
DescriptionPosters, color, 19.8 x 28 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
InterpretationIn 1942 rationing of resources and materials, which were needed for the war effort, began. Automobile manufacturers stopped making cars and began producing tanks and aircraft. Rubber for tires became scarce as a result of Japan's successful invasion of Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. Gasoline, for civilians, was rationed. Every car displayed an "A", "B", or "C" gas ration sticker on the windshield. "A" meant that trips taken by the driver were not essential. "B" indicated that the driver used his car for his work, for instance a traveling salesman. "C" was issued to doctors, law enforcement officers, or other persons whose work was deemed essential. "A" sticker drivers were allowed only 3 gallons of gasoline per week. To conserve gas, civilians were also asked to form carpools and avoid unneccesary trips. As an extra conservation measure, the maximum speed limit was reduced to 35 miles per hour.
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II
Learning Standards16 History; 14 Political systems
Author or CreatorUnited States. Office of Price Administration;
Other ContributorsVon Schmidt, Harold, 1893-1982 [artist]
Subject / KeywordsWorld War II; War posters, American; Transportation--Energy conservation--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects--United States;
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
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Resource Identifierww20039p
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