Friday, April 29, 2016

Rumors of a Sugar Delivery - Grocery Store Germantown and Indiana Avenues - Nov 1919

Public Ledger 24 Nov 1919



Continued disruption of consumption patterns of commodities such as sugar following WWI. “Voluntary rationing”, “Meatless Mondays”, “Wheatless Wednesdays”, brain child of Director Herbert Hoover of U.S. Food Administration in efforts to reduce domestic use of food by 15%, commodity controls through June 1919, and then the same agency turned into the American Relief Administration to feed a starving Europe following the war.






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