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1943 Vintage WWII War Ration OPA Menu ST. JULIEN RESTAURANT San Francisco CA

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Date: Wednesday, August 19, 1943.
Restaurant: St. Julien Restaurant.
Location: San Francisco, California. (the location is not printed on the menu, but this came from a collection of San Francisco and vicinity menus, if you think it came from somewhere else, please let me know)
Size when open: One page paper menu - 7 x 11 inches.

Contains the 1943 WWII war-time rationing OPA Regulations Statement! OPA was the Office Of Price Administration that issued ration stamps and set maximum pricing allowed for restaurants so that over-inflated high prices would not occur during the war. Meat & other items were in very short supply, so restaurants came up with clever marketing ideas such as certain meatless days. The OPA statement was printed on menus to show they were in compliance with the rationing regulations.


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Condition: Most of our menus were actually used in the restaurant-bar, so there may be writing, wear & tear, spots, stains, creases, etc. So please examine the images closely! Used, some crinkling, edge wear, folded down and across the middle.