The Second World War presented numerous challenges for the American people including
conserving food, gas and even clothing.
To manage the conservation efforts the United
States government created the Office of Price Administration in 1941. One of it's
initiatives was the Food Rationing Program started in 1942.
As part of this program each citizen was
provided with a ration coupon booklet. Individual coupons would be redeemed when
purchasing food items.
We were fortunate to come across full ration
coupon booklets from 1942 while doing some antiquing north of Philadelphia.
The prints are matted with a double window to
present both a full page of the original coupons and an original coupon booklet cover.
When ordering a print all you need to specify is
the design featured on the coupons. Five designs are available - Fighter Plane,
Artillery, Tank, Aircraft Carrier and Lady Liberty.