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    • Cost of Living: 1918 versus 1944

    • 1944
    • Depicts two illustrated graphs presenting the varying increases in costs of living during WWI and WWII. The 1918 graph shows a woman, from that era, on her tip toes reaching for a basket of food labeled cost of living. The 1944 graph shows a woman,...
    • Cooper, Fred G. (Frederic Gross), 1883-1962.
    • How to Keep Your Food Bill Down

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    • Presents nine frames giving advice about how to keep prices down, illustrations and text are used; several messages from the government are presented on the reverse. Printed on reverse at bottom: "GPO 16-35666-1."
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    • Keep the Home Front Pledge

    • 1944
    • Depicts a woman wearing a red and white striped shirt and white apron holding up her right hand. Text encourages citizens to "pay no more than ceiling prices" and to "pay your points in full." Printed at bottom "U.S. Government Printing Office:...
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    • Make this Pledge

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    • Depicts a women wearing a red and white striped shirt and white apron holding up her right hand. Text encourages citizens to "pay no more than top legal prices" and to "accept no rationed goods without giving up stamps."
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    • Keep Down Living Costs

    • 1944
    • Depicts Uncle Sam pointing to a chart illustrating the cost of living in "this war" and the "last war." The chart shows the cost of living in WWII has remained fairly stable, while the cost of living during WWI increased dramatically. Text...
    • Helguera, Leon.
    • Let's Team Up to Keep Food Prices Down

    • 1944
    • Depicts a grocer pointing out a OPA ceiling price list to a woman in blue suit holding a can of cherries. Printed at bottom: "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1944-O-605658"
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    • New Ceiling List Prices Are Here

    • 1944
    • Reproductions of ceiling prices forms. Text encourages individuals to "ask to see our copies" and states that they can receive help on how to use them and obtain copies for use at home. Printed at bottom: "U.S. Government Printing Office:...
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    • Here's How to Head Off Runaway Prices

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    • Depicts a woman wearing a purple hat and gloves carrying to full bags of groceries and a ration book. Text indicates that the seven "keys" to keeping prices down are listed below, but none are printed.
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    • For War Service

    • 1945
    • Depicts a flying eagle carrying an American flag; text presents a message sign by Franklin Roosevelt about war prices and ration boards; dated January 1945. printed at bottom: "INF. P-233 (1-45)"
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    • Rationing Means a Fair Share for All of Us

    • 1943
    • Two images depict women in a butcher shop, one labeled "without rationing" shows butcher shop without enough meat; the second image labeled "with rationing" shows two women with full cuts of meat and a well-stocked shop. Printed at bottom:"Office...
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    • Rationing Means a Fair Share for All of Us

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    • Two images depict women in a grocery shop, one labeled "without rationing" shows shop without enough products for second customer; the second image labeled "with rationing" shows two women with receiving cans and a well-stocked shop. Printed at...
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    • Americans! Share the Meat

    • 1942
    • Text presents the need for rationing meat and lists the fair weekly share for different age groups. Claude R. Wickard's, chairman of the Foods Requirement Committee, signature appears at the bottom. Printed at bottom: "OWI Post No. 10 Additional...
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    • I'm Out to Lick Runaway Prices

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    • Depicts a woman wearing an apron holding up her right hand in a fist, her teeth are clinched. Listed below the image are seven "keys" to keeping prices down. Printed at bottom: "Distributed by O.W.I. for the Office of Economic Stabilization."
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    • Stamp Out Black Markets With Your Ration Stamps

    • 1943
    • Depicts a large thumb swishing a green man under a ration stamp. Text encourages citizens to use ration stamps and "pay no more than legal prices." Printed at bottom: "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1943-O-530806."
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    • To Do My Part on the Home Front

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    • Depicts a scroll presenting a pledge to "pay no more the top legal prices" and to "accept no rationed goods without giving up ration stamps." The bottom portion was designed to signed and detached. Printed at bottom: "GPO 16-35875-1."
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