Uncommon Grocery Price Control Poster
OPA Top Legal Prices for the Richmond Area, Effective July 4, 1943 through August 1, 1943 [Poster]
Notes: During the Second World War, posters like this one hung in most of the grocery stores in the United States, but few of them have survived. A key homefront concern of the federal government was runaway inflation, which had posed a significant economic problem during World War One. In addition to rationing, the federal government implemented price controls for projects in high demand and short supply. Stores were not supposed to charge more than the posted price and there was a corresponding campaign to convince shoppers not to pay more.
This poster is likely from Richmond, Virginia (rather than the eponymous city in California). It covers meat, dairy products, and many name brands of groceries.
32 by 24 inches.
Edition + Condition: A very good copy, with light chipping to the edges and some minor splits to the folds. SHIPS FOLDED. This is an original World War II poster, not a reproduction.
Publication: [Washington, DC]: United States Office of Price Administration, 1943.
Item No: #308108