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WWII Application for Home Canning Sugar Allowance
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This is a portion of a sugar application form filled out by Mrs. Caryll M. Crafts of South Deerfield, Massachusetts. This form most likely accompanied her ration book of five-pound home canning sugar stamps, or coupons, that she used for the purchase of sugar for the canning of fruits. She, or another member of her family, had to sign each coupon as it was used, and enter the serial number of her ration book number four. Ration books often included patriotic rationales and justifications for the rationing system. This notice was printed on the back of the sugar application form filled out by Mrs. Caryll M. Crafts of South Deerfield, Massachusetts. It states five reasons why American families needed to "get along with less sugar" and a warning that they should not "apply for more sugar than you actually need for home canning" so they could "help make our war short sugar supplies last all year."
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