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Gasoline Ration Stickers
Political History, Division of Social History, National Museum of American History

Gasoline Ration Stickers

Catalog #: 2002.0029.09; 2002.0029.10; 2002.0029.11    Accession #: 2002.0029
Credit: Political History, Division of Social History, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 3.25" H x 2.5" W

Physical Description

Print on paper.

General History

During World War II all types of goods were rationed. Processed foods, meats, sugar, coffee, tires, gas, clothing, and gasoline were all rationed. Individuals were issued a ration book and several sheets of stamps. In order to purchase a particular commodity, money wasn’t enough. The buyer had to present ration stamps to purchase an item.


Keywords

Country: United States
War: World War II
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