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WWII Application for Renewal of Fuel Oil ration
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Rationing became a way of life for people on the home front during World War II (WWII), from 1941-1945, affecting everything from the quantity and kind of food people ate to the clothes they wore. This is the cover sheet for a ration book of fuel oil coupons, or stamps, issued to Caryll Crafts of South Deerfield, Massachusetts, by the South Deerfield Ration Board. Mr. Crafts was granted 140 gallons of fuel oil to be delivered between September 1, 1945 and September 9, 1946. Note the self-sacrificing, patriotic image captioned "I'm in this fight, TOO." This assures Mr. Crafts that he is doing his part for the war effort when he turns down his thermostat, thus saving oil for the troops.
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