Sunday, November 3, 2013

War Ration Wallet - WWII (part I)

Rationing was part of the daily life during the war years of World War II.  A family was given a "War Ration Wallet" which gave the admonition: " When you think of  RATIONING ... Remember what our boys are doing WITH those things we are doing WITHOUT! "

The following few posts will give a copy of each page of such a wallet.  It is given to help remind us in this day of easy access... that it was not always so.

Official looking, yes.  The front cover page is shown above.  It also listed a suggestion to buy war bonds which became part of the American thought process of the day.

The second page gives a warning.

A "Ration Board" existed which followed "Rationing Orders and Regulations".  You could received up to 10 year imprisonment or a $10,000 fine, or both, according to the warning page shown above.  It is not given as to what consisted of a violation or how one would go about making such an infraction.  The books were numbered and a record of their issue must have been kept.  The "Office of Price Administration" seem to control the access, control and removal of these books.

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