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Is your trip necessary?
Is your trip necessary?
Resource Typeimage
TitleIs your trip necessary?
Coverage / Year1943
DescriptionPoster, color, 28 x 20 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.
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II
Learning Standards16 History; 14 Political systems
Author or CreatorUnited States. Office of War Information;
Subject / KeywordsWorld War II; War posters, American; Transportation--Energy conservation--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Transportation--United States;
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 Identifierww20149p
CONTENTdm file name937015942002_ww20149p.jpg
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