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  READ BEFORE USING 5-POUND
Applicant will print or type below HOME CANNING SUGAR
full name and complete mailing address

COUPONS

  Before the attached coupons are used for
the purchase of sugar for home canning,
you or any member of your "family unit"
listed on the application must sign each
home canning coupon (OPA Form R-342).
The person signing must enter the serial
number of this War Ration Book Four
thereon.
NAME CARYLL M. CRAFTS For the purpose of identification, it will
be necessary for the signer to take his War
Ration Book Four with him when he pur-
chases the sugar.
ADDRESS 79 GRAVES ST.
(Number) (Street, R. F. D., or Gen. Delivery)
These coupons are not transferable.
CITY, POSTAL So. DEERFIELD MASS.
ZONE, STATE
 

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(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
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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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WWII Application for Home Canning Sugar Allowance

printer   Government Printing Office
date   c. 1943
location   Washington D.C.
width   8.0"
height   3.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink with manuscript
item type   Legal Documents/Government/Society Records
accession #   #L05.164


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WWII Sugar Purchase Certificate

WWII War Ration Book 4

Mason Jar


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