|Title||Customers waiting to buy butter at Shepherd's Grocery, Seattle, 1943 |
|Caption||During World War II the Office of Price Administration created a program for consumer products rationing. Each family in the nation received monthly ration coupon books for such items as butter, meat, sugar, coffee and tobacco based on equal shares for each consumer. Here at Shepherd's Market, located in the Security Public Market at 4th Avenue and Virginia Street, the man at center is tearing coupons out of his ration book to purchase butter at the dairy counter. |
|Notes||Signs in image: Shepherd's Dairy Dept. O.P.A. Group 2 Store. Fresh Ranch Eggs from Farm to You Daily. 1 Point Each - 23 cents. Please Serve Yourself - Sorry if Our Service is Not What it Used to Be - But We are Doing Our Best, and Appreciate Your Patronage - Thank you.|
Handwritten on negative: Buying butter.
Handwritten on sleeve: World War II - Seattle - rationing (butter).
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): October 25, 1943.
|Subjects||Grocery stores--Washington (State)--Seattle; Grocers--Washington (State)--Seattle; Consumer rationing--Washington (State)--Seattle; World War, 1939-1945 |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI28117 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in.; stained |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from print made from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |