A Ration Card
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TRANSCRIPTION; MESSAGE: Waterloo; Oct. 31st/ 1918; Dear Willy; How do you like this for a ration card, we have had fine weather all the time, hope you are better. Lizzie [and] Ben; SENT TO: J. W. Caraluther/"The grange"/Gawthorpe green/Kirkheaton/Huddersfield
Description(Color) This card is a clever poem intended to make light of the rations. A red bow makes it look like the poem is printed on top of a present. There is no stamp or postmark, but the message from Lizzie and Ben to J. W. Caraluther indicates that the sender is poking fun at this "ration card."
This collection previously belonged to Dominic Hibberd, an English biographer most noted for the biographies of Wilfred Owen and Harold Monro, World War I poets. He collected these postcards for research purposes.
Ben [writer of accompanying material]; Lizzie [writer of accompanying material] (2011). A Ration Card. PHYSICAL: J. Salmon (Sevenoaks (Europe, United Kingdom, England, Kent)); DIGITAL: Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. Available electronically from