icon for Home page
icon for Kid's Home page
icon for Digital Collection
icon for Activities
icon for Turns Exhibit
icon for In the Classroom
icon for Chronologies
icon for My Collection

Online Collection

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
Contact us for information about using this image.

label levels:

There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: 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.


top of page

WWII Application for Renewal of Fuel Oil ration

printer   Government Printing Office
date   1945-1946
location   South Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   3.5"
width   8.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink with manuscript
item type   Legal Documents/Government/Society Records
accession #   #L05.160

Look Closer icon My Collection icon Transcription icon Detailed info icon

ecard icon Send an e-Postcard of this object

See Also...

WWII War Ration Book 2

WWII War Ration Book 4

WWII Ration Mailing form

button for Side by Side Viewingbutton for Glossarybutton for Printing Helpbutton for How to Read Old Documents


Home | Online Collection | Things To Do | Turns Exhibit | Classroom | Chronologies | My Collection
About This Site | Site Index | Site Search | Feedback