Published On: Fri, Aug 10th, 2012

First food stamps

First food stamp. Washington, D.C., April 20, 1939. The first of the new surplus food stamps came of the presses at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing today. Latest of the administration’s plans to reduce the farm surplus, the stamps, of yellow and blue, will be issued to persons on relief who in turn can trade each $1.00 stamp for food worth $1.50. Rochester, New York, will be one of the first half dozen cities to try the new stamp plan photo/Harris & Ewing Collection (Library of Congress)

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