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A re-vamped campaign ad from World War 2.

War ration books and tokens were issued to each American family, dictating how much gasoline, tires, sugar, meat, silk, shoes, nylon and other items any one person could buy. View a listing of all rationed items. Across the country 8000 rationing boards were created to administer these restrictions. The 1943 Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog contains a list of all rationed farm equipment and tells the reasons and benefits of rationing as well as who is eligible. Even chicken wire fencing was rationed. A wartime edition of the American Woman’s Cook Book contained revised recipes and gave advice on dealing with food shortages.

Types of rationing included: Uniform coupon rationing (sugar is an example) provided equal shares of a single commodity to all consumers; Point rationing provided equivalent shares of commodities by coupons issued for points which could be spent for any combination of items in the group (processed foods, meats, fats, cheese); Differential coupon rationing provided shares of a single product according to varying needs (gasoline, fuel oil); and Certificate rationing allowed individuals products only after an application demonstrated need (tires, cars, stoves, typewriters).

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advertising, food, historic, history, rationing, rations, shortages, supplies, war, world war 2

I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Mediums:
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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  • walstraasart
    walstraasartalmost 4 years ago

    Intense, heartfelt work

  • JUST A BIT OF A TOUCH UP ON AN OLD AD CAMPAIGN PIECE…THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND APPRECIATION DEAR THEA….YOUR SUPPORT IS ALWAYS SO SWEET TO ME…;)

    – Tammera

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    well done tammera !LIZ

  • THANK YOU LIZ…:)

    – Tammera

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent work Tammera!!!!

  • THANK YOU GRETA…:)

    – Tammera

  • DNA1
    DNA1almost 4 years ago

    takes me back; )

  • THANK YOU…SO GLAD YOU HAVE ENJOYED..:)

    – Tammera

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...almost 4 years ago

    This IS WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD SEE TAMMERA, GOOD LADY FOR DOING THIS ALL LOVE ALWAYS NORMAJEAN.

  • THANK YOU SO VERY KINDLY DEAR NORMA JEAN…:)

    – Tammera

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent work Tammera, I love history :O)

  • THANK YOU EVER SO VANESSA…I LOVE HISTORY TOO..:)

    – Tammera

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 4 years ago

    Amazing creativity sweetheART a fave ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY DEAREST VAL…:)

    – Tammera

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful work

  • AWWW…THANK YOU ANGEL…:)

    – Tammera

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 4 years ago

    Fascinating part of history..excellent presentation.

  • THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY ROSE…:)

    – Tammera

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 4 years ago

  • THANK YOU FRANCIS…:)

    – Tammera

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