War Ration Books

For this week’s Public Domain Hour we bring you a photograph from the Library of Congress Picture Archives.

Title: Printing war ration book 2. Glued sheets containing four ration books pass through the cutting machine and come out into single ration books. Weelan Reilly feeds the cutter as Ida Stuart, left, and Isabel Small, check the books and pack them in cardboard containers

Photograph by Edward Gruber


Janina Larenas is the book buyer for the New Book Department. She is a printmaker and book artist who works with a variety of mediums to create narrative imagery. Her pieces range from stickers and posters to science illustration, embroidery to zines, often merging technical crafts with fine art presentation.