Friday, October 15, 2010

Vintage Consumer's Pledge

This scan of Make and Mend For Victory (The Spool Cotton Company, 1942) isn't from my own collection (but now that I've seen it, I'm going to get one!), but I love the text of the Consumer's Victory Pledge:

As a consumer, in the total defense of democracy, I will do my part to make my home, my community, my county ready, efficient, strong.

I will buy carefully - and I will not buy anything above the ceiling price, no matter how much I may want it.

I will take good care of the things I have - and I will not buy anything made from vital war materials which I can get along without.

I will waste nothing - and I will take care to salvage everything needed to win the war.

CONSUMER DIVISION,
Office of Price Administration

3 comments:

HisVintageFiance said...

I'm so glad you're posting again. I almost lost hope that I'd never see one of your thrifty vintage tips again, and it was quite disheartening!

spinninglovelydays said...

I love it! It's a good pledge to keep in mind even if there isn't a war. :)
Spinning Lovely Days

luella2897 said...

Just discovered your blog this evening. I'm exploring! I happen to actually have this booklet! It was my Mother's. She and my Dad were married in 1938. They are both gone now, but many of their lessons live on! Elly from WV

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