Fuel Oil Ration Class 5A Consumer Coupons Digital History ID 2899|
Credit: World War II Poster Collection, Northwestern University Library
Media type: ration coupon
Annotation: Rationing extended to tires, gasoline, and shoes. Drivers were allowed a mere 3 gallons a week; pedestrians were limited to two pairs of shoes a year. The Office of Price Administration (OPA) extolled the virtues of self-sacrifice, telling people to "use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without."
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