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1918 WWI RATIONING Wheat-Free Cake & Bread Recipes Boston US FOOD ADMINISTRATION


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1918 WWI FOOD RATIONING BULLETIN BY THE BOSTON BOARD OF FOOD ADMINISTRATION, WITH WHEAT-FREE CAKE & BREAD RECIPES

SPECIAL BULLETIN- SHEET NO. 2.
Boston, MA: Board of Food Administration [Division of The Washington, DC, United States Food Administration], May 1st, 1918.
Single sheet, measuring 8.5 by 11 inches, printed on both sides.
Includes wheat-free cake and bread recipes, plus recipes for sugar substitutes.

During the United States participation in World War I the U. S. Food Administration was the responsible agency for the administration of the U.S. army overseas and allies' food reserves. One of its important tasks was the stabilization of the price of wheat on the U.S. market. It was established by Executive Order 2679-A of August 10, 1917 pursuant to the Food and Fuel Control Act. It became the American Relief Administration on February 25, 1919.
During the time of the administration, the United States was short of nearly everything during their time of need. All citizens were asked to donate any weapons, horses, and ammunition they possessed to help supply the army, with a small hope of the items being returned. The rationing was done during this time of National need so that food for soldiers, and citizens, wouldn't be an issue. Concepts such as "meatless Mondays" and "wheatless Wednesdays" were also implemented to help ration food, so that the government had one less thing to worry about, essentially [wiki].

Very good condition; folded for mailing, staple mark, else crisp and clean.

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