Identification page from a World War II-era ration book issued to North Hollywood resident Vincent J. Graziano, circa early 1940s. When nationwide food rationing was instituted in 1942, the US Office of Price Administration produced booklets containing ration stamps that were handed out to every person in order to control the use and distribution of dairy products and other staples. The stamps were traded for such scarce commodities as sugar, butter, coffee and beef steak. Home canning and "Victory Gardens" were added to the daily routine to help the war effort. Booklet, 4 x 5 in.