Prewar conditions of traffic, contrasted with wartime blackouts and use of ration booklets by consumers in New York City.
New York City USA Date:1943 Duration:4 min 18 sec Sound:Yes
Traffic and other conditions in New York during World War II. Vehicular traffic on a street. Buildings along the sides of the street. Aerial view of the vehicular traffic. A poster outside a gas station reads: 'Sorry No Gas. Don't blame us. Blame Hitler'. A traffic policeman stands near a guard post. A sign board reads: 'Lane Closed'. Cars are stored because of gas shortage. Lights with World War 2 wartime blackout conditions. Neon lights on the Manhattan skyline skyscraper buildings. Aerial view of the buildings during a blackout. Consumers use ration books for food. Narrator explains ration book system, including Ration Book One and Ration Book Two. People buy food items from a grocer shop using ration books. A woman looks at food containers on shelves in a kitchen. People lined up outside a building. Women get ration booklets. People buy vegetables from a shop. Boy at grocery counter using ration booklet stamps or coupons to buy food from grocer. Woman at grocer counter buying goods. Delivery boy at a residence door dropping off groceries and receiving ration stamps. A cartoon caricature of Axis leaders Mussolini, Hitler, and Hirohito with labels "Fatso, Ratso, and Japso" for the three leaders, respectively. Wooden cases loaded onto a ship in a harbor.
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