• "Facts the younger generation of marketers should know are taught this class in the Murch Elementary School, Washington, D.C. Catherine M. Rooney, 6th grade teacher instructs her alert pupils on the way and how of War Ration Book Two," Feb. 1943, National Archives and Records Administration (accessed October 13, 2009).

Thanksgiving Dinner in 1943


During World War II, the Office of Price Administration (OPA) instituted rationing, limiting the amount of goods, including food items, that civilians could purchase, affecting daily life and traditions on the homefront. What was it like to plan a holiday meal in 1943?