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War Rations Book from World War II

Citation

United States Office of Price Administration, “War Rations Book from World War II,” Madison Historical, accessed July 15, 2024, https://madison-historical.siue.edu/archive/items/show/912.

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Description

This World War II war rations book was issued to Mary Whipple of Alton in 1943. It contains numerous stamps used to purchase goods rationed during the war. The stamps are decorated with artillery, aircraft carriers, tanks, and airplanes. Some of the stamps were already used.

This ration book was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was brought to class by Brayden Shirley.

Subjects

  • industry
  • Alton
  • World War II
  • military
  • government

Creator

United States Office of Price Administration

Publisher

U.S. Government Printing Office

Contributor

  • Tucker, Mary

Date

1943

Relevant Encyclopedia Article

Language

English

Type

  • Miscellaneous Document

Format

  • pdf

Coverage

  • Alton, Illinois
  • 1940s

Identifier

  • Shirley-Brayden-0001
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