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Mileage Ration Stamps and Folder

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Title

Mileage Ration Stamps and Folder

Subject

World War II
Standards of Learning USII.7c USII.8b

Description

These items, part of the Harris family collection, were given to individuals during World War II with the onset of mileage and gasoline rationing. The United States Office of Price Administration (OPA), through local War Price and Rationing Boards, implemented mandatory mileage and gasoline rationing, which began on May 15, 1942. Stamps such as these allowed drivers to receive a particular amount of gasoline per stamp; there were several different letters, which signified classification, dictating the amount. In this case the letter was “T’, which meant the vehicle was a truck. These stamps and their folder were administered to Mr. J.F. Harris for use between January 1 and March 31, 1945.

Source

Louisa County Historical Society Archives

Date

1945

Rights

LCHS Copyright Policy

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

054_2008_1196_1 (Stamps) and 054_2008_1196_2 (Folder)

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