Bureaucracy : Consumer Rationing in World War Two

This exhibit contains two components: a miniature pamphlet, titled War Ration Book Four, and a miniature book, titled Consumer Rationing in World War Two. Both pamphlet and book are 2 inches by 2.5 inches, and they are collected in a cardboard sleeve with a miniature WWII-era announcement affixed to the cover.  The announcement was purportedly issued by the United State Office of Price Administration, urging people to “Never buy rationed goods without ration stamps” and “Never pay more than the legal price.” The collected set was published in 1979 by Robert E. Massmann, a well-known publisher of miniature books.

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