"RATIONING IS SHARING": BOLD AMERICAN WORLD WAR II POSTER ENCOURAGING AMERICANS TO COMMIT TO RATIONING
(WORLD WAR II). Poster: Rationing Is Sharing with Our Fighters and Neighbors. [Washington]: Government Printing Office, 1943. Chromolithographic poster, measuring 22 by 28 inches, linen backed and framed, entire piece measures 24-1/2 by 30-1/2 inches. $2200.
Original World War II poster with the words "Rationing Is Sharing with Our Fighters and Neighbors" in a bold font on a red, white, and blue background.
This original 1943 poster argues that rationing is a humanitarian sacrifice that helps our military and community. This was a central message espoused by the Office of Price Administration who managed American rationing during World War II. The OPA's general belief was that women had to support rationing as the main shopper in the home, so posters such as this were meant to reassure them that their difficulties and sacrifices had value.
Original creases. Near-fine condition.