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Catalog Number 0000.790.008
Scope & Content Office of Price Administration Poster, 1943. Poster with a white background on top and bottom with two pencil engravings of two women at a store buying cans of rations from a mustached man at a counter. The first one has the one woman, with a firm angry look, buying all the cans of rations from the man at the counter and the other woman with an angry look at the man who points to the woman who bought all the rations. In the first engraving, on top of the woman buying all the rations, in a painted white border with red bold lettering, the text says "WITHOUT RATIONING". The word "WITHOUT" is underlined. The second one has the man smiling and giving one can of rations to both women who are both smiling. On top of the woman on the left, in a painted white border with red bold lettering, the text says "WITH RATIONING". The word "WITH" is underlined. In the middle of both engravings, in a red background border with white and big lettering, the text reads "Rationing means a fair share for all of us." At the bottom middle of the poster, printed in black, bold and tiny lettering, the text reads "U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1943--O-514175". Next to the text above, printed in black, bold and small lettering, the text reads "Office of Price Administration / Washington D.C." Next to the text above, in a black and white insignia with a small scale in the middle, at the top in white and in bold and tiny lettering with a black background, the painted text reads "OFFICE OF PRICE ADMINSTRATION". At the bottom of the black and white insignia, painted in white, in bold and big lettering with a black background, the text reads "OPA".

Dimensions: 28 x 20
Object Name Poster
Collection Archival Collection
Category Posters
Date 1943
Search Terms Cans
Poster
Posters
Stores
World War II
World War Two
Subjects Cans
Posters
Stores & shops
World War II