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Won't you give my boy a chance to get home?; Don't travel - unless your trip helps win the war
Won't you give my boy a chance to get home?; Don't travel - unless your trip helps win the war
Resource Typeimage
TitleWon't you give my boy a chance to get home?; Don't travel - unless your trip helps win the war
Coverage / Year1944
DescriptionPoster, color, 26.8 x 19.9 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
InterpretationIn 1942 rationing of resources and materials, which were needed for the war effort, began. Automobile manufacturers stopped making cars and began producing tanks and aircraft. Rubber for tires became scarce as a result of Japan's successful invasion of Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. Gasoline, for civilians, was rationed. Every car displayed an "A", "B", or "C" gas ration sticker on the windshield. "A" meant that trips taken by the driver were not essential. "B" indicated that the driver used his car for his work, for instance a traveling salesman. "C" was issued to doctors, law enforcement officers, or other persons whose work was deemed essential. "A" sticker drivers were allowed only 3 gallons of gasoline per week. To conserve gas, civilians were also asked to form carpools and avoid unneccesary trips. As an extra conservation measure, the maximum speed limit was reduced to 35 miles per hour. Hanging on the wall behind the woman in this poster is a service flag. The blue star on the flag indicates that there is one person, in this family, who is in the military. For more information about the service flag, see the poster "...Because Someone Talked".
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II;
Learning Standards14 Political systems; 16 History;
Author or CreatorUnited States. Office of Defense Transportation
Other ContributorsRozen, Jerome George, 1895-1987 [artist]
Subject / KeywordsTransportation; Energy Conservation; World War II; War posters, American ;
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource Identifierww20026p
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