: These ration coupons from World War II permitted the holder to purchase one or three pounds of sugar, respectively. The coupons specify that the sugar is to be used "only to conserve fruit, fruit juices, or other foods." The ration coupons are part of a collection of war ration books issued by the U.S. Office of Price Administration to Raymond M. Jones, Bernadine O. Jones, William Edward Jones, and Anna C. Sick of Columbus, Ohio.The coupons are printed on 8.5" x 8.5" (21.59 x 21.59 cm) paper. During World War II (1941-1945), many people supplemented the food they had available for personal use by planting vegetable gardens, both to support the war effort and due to food shortages and rationing. The gardens were promoted widely by the government and industry, and were known as "victory gardens" due to their importance to the war effort. Gardens were planted during World War I as well, but were called "war gardens" until the end of the war, when the term "victory garden" came into use. View on Ohio Memory.
: Om3328_4713228_009 Subjects
: Daily Life; Military Ohio; World War II; Canning and preserving; Rationing Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); Washington (District of Columbia)