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205/047 AU UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OFFICE
    OFFICE OF PRICE ADMINISTRATION OF
    WAR RATION BOOK TWO PRICE ADM.
    IDENTIFICATION 205047 AU
Josephine D. Crafts
79 Graves St.
So. Deerfield Mass. 46 F
ISSUED BY LOCAL BOARD No. 106 Franklin Mass.
Main St. So. Deerfield
BY Edwina Fisk

SIGNATURE
(To be signed by the person to whom this book is issued. If such person is unable to sign because of age or incapacity, another may sign in his behalf)

 

WARNING

1 This book is the property of the United States Government. It is unlawful to sell or give it to any other person or to
use it or permit anyone else to use it, except to obtain rationed goods for the person to whom is was issued.
2 This book must be returned to the War Price and Rationing Board which issued it, if the person to whom it was
issued is inducted into the armed services of the United States, or leaves the country for more than 30 days, or dies.
The address of the Board appears above.
3 A person who finds a lost War Ration Book must return it to the War Price and Rationing Board which issued it.
4 PERSONS WHO VIOLATE RATIONING REGULATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO $10,000 FINE OR IMPRISONMENT, OR BOTH.

OPA Form No. R-121 16-30853-1

 

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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. Rationing insured that each person could get his fair share of the products and food goods that were in short supply due to the war effort and import reductions. Four different ration books were issued during WWII. Ration book two contained red and blue stamps, numbered A-Z, each with different ration point designations. The red stamps were for butter, margarine, meats, cheese, fats, and canned fish. The red stamps were for canned fruits and vegetables. When book two was first issued, each household was required to itemize and declare all their canned goods; stamps were removed from their ration books for the canned goods they already had on hand!

 

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WWII War Ration Book 2

printer   Government Printing Office
date   1942
location   Washington D.C.
height   4.5"
width   5.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink with manuscript
item type   Legal Documents/Government/Society Records
accession #   #L05.156


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