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Schenectady County, New York in World War II: Ration Books

This is a sample of the ration books used in World War II. Thanks to Helen McCullough for lending her copy.

[Front Cover Image]

886117 CZ
United States of America
Office of Price Administration
WAR RATION BOOK FOUR

Issued to Mary E. Fessenden

Complete address RD #5
Sch'dy, N. Y.

READ BEFORE SIGNING
In accepting this book, I recognize that it remains the property of the United States Government. I will use it only in the manner and for the purposes authorized by the Office of Price Administration.

Void if Altered

Mrs. G. [?] Wagner
(Signature)

It is a criminal offense to violate rationing regulations.

OPA Form R-145

[Image of Stamps]

Picture of hand holding a torch on each, with labels Z8, Y8, X8, Z1, Y1, X1, W1, etc.

[Image of more Stamps]

50 Coffee (51, 52) and 67 Spare (68-72)

[Back Cover Image]

NEVER BUY RATIONED GOODS WITHOUT RATION STAMPS

NEVER PAY MORE THAN THE LEGAL PRICE

United States Office of Price Administration

IMPORTANT: When you have used your ration, salvage the TIN CANS and WASTE FATS. They are needed to make munitions for our fighting men. Cooperate with your local Salvage Committee.

U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1943 16-35570-1

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