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Rationing means a fair share for all of us

File name: 07_01_000001


Title: Rationing means a fair share for all of us


Creator/Contributor: Roese, Herbert (artist); United States. Office of Price Administration (sponsor)


Created/Published: U.S. Government Printing Office


Date issued: 1943


Physical description: 1 print (poster) : color


Summary: Two pictures illustrate the outcome of a trip to the grocer with and without rationing. The top picture, captioned "without rationing," shows a woman leaving with a case of canned goods and while an apologetic grocer gestures towards his empty shelves in response to a second woman's request. The lower picture, captioned "with rationing," shows the grocer standing in front of well-stocked shelves and handing each woman a single can.


Genre: War posters


Subjects: Consumer rationing; Food supply; Grocery stores


Notes: U.S. Government Printing Office : 1943--O-514173


Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department


Rights: Rights status not evaluated

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