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Catalog Number 1997.019.001.069-.079
Object Name Book, Ration
Scope & Content During World War II (1941-1945) many goods were rationed so that there would be sufficient supplies of food, fuel, and metal for the war effort. People were encouraged to buy only what they needed. The ration books were to be saved after the stamps were used or expired as the book might be required when applying for subsequent books. The stamps were not to be torn out except at the time of purchase in the presence of "the storekeeper, his employee, or a person authorized by him to make delivery."

These books are mostly from the family of Lloyd and Jaquetha Baker and their son Jerry.

.069) Book 1 - Jerry
.070) Book 1 - Lloyd
.071) Book 1 - Jaquetha
.072) Book 2 - Jaquetha
.073) Book 2 - Lloyd (inside is written the use for red stamps [meat products, canned fish, oils, butter, cheese] and for blue stamps [canned, frozen, and certain dehydrated foods])
.074) Book 2 - Jerry
.075) Book 3 - Theresa Swayne
.076) Book 3 - Jaquetha
.077) Book 3 - Lloyd
.078) Book 3 - Jerry
.079) Book 4 - Jerry
Title World War II ration books
Caption World War II ration book
Date / /
People BAKER, Lloyd
BAKER, Jaquetha S.
BAKER, Jerry
SWAYNE, Theresa
Search Terms World War II
ration book
Subjects Place - Anacortes

Communication - Book