Keeping an eye on prices

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Title

Keeping an eye on prices

Subject

Women, World War II, Homefront, Food

Description

To combat inflation during the Second World War, the federal government imposed controls on wages and prices. These booklets were distributed widely to women so they could keep track of prices while shopping; stores that appeared to be charging above the price ceiling were to be reported to one of thirteen Women's Regional Advisory Committees for investigation.

Creator

Wartime Prices and Trade Board

Source

Canada, Wartime Prices and Trade Board, My Price Ceiling Record (Ottawa, 1942)

Publisher

Wartime Prices and Trade Board

Date

1942

Contributor

War, Memory and Popular Culture Archives - The University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario

Language

English

Type

booklet, 64 pages, 10.5cm x 13.7cm

Files

Price Ceiling Record.pdf

Collection

Citation

Wartime Prices and Trade Board, “Keeping an eye on prices,” rosiesofthenorth, accessed July 17, 2024, https://therosiesofthenorth.omeka.net/items/show/5.