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History of the World War; An Authentic Narrative of the World's Greatest War


by Francis A. March

Collage: beneath a ration ticket for bread for the week of March 25 to 31, 1918 is a 1915 five-Korona coin with two angels suspending a crown. The sides and top have a floral border. On either side of the coin is written in Hungarian
A tejjel-mézzel folyó - kánaán - ból 1918 egy kenyér-czédula ára = öt korona
From Canaan, the river of milk and honey, to rationing, in 1918 Czédula Bread cost her a crown. (Speculation: Kenyér-Czédula was a bakery. A web search shows at auction a menu for Étel Czédula, Czédula Food.]
The ration ticket bears a large 8 and an overprinted V, and reads:
kenyér - vagy kenyérliszt-utalvány
kg. 1.70 súlyú kenyérre vagy kg. 1.20 kenyér lisztre.
Érvényes csak 1918 évi március hó 25-31 - ig
terjed? negyedik hétre.
kenyér - vagy kenyérliszt-utalvány xxx való visszaélés kihágas!
képez és rendörhatóságilag szigorúan büntettetik
8
Bread- or bread-flour-voucher
1.70 kg. of bread or 1.20 kg. of bread-flour
Valid only in the year 1918, March 25 to 31 - for up to four weeks.
Bread- or bread-flour-voucher [. . .] abuse is an offense!
and shall be severely punished by the police.
The card is hand-made on watercolor paper by Schima Martos.

Collage: beneath a ration ticket for bread for the week of March 25 to 31, 1918 is a 1915 five-Korona coin with two angels suspending a crown. On either side of the coin is written in Hungarian
A tejjel-mézzel folyó - kánaán - ból 1918 egy kenyér-czédula ára = öt korona
From Canann, the river of milk and honey, to rationing: in 1918 Czédula Bread cost her a crown. (Speculation: Kenyér-Czédula was a bakery. A web search shows at auction a menu for Étel Czédula, Czédula Food.)
The ration ticket reads:
kenyér - vagy kenyérliszt-utalvány
kg. 1.70 súlyú kenyérre vagy kg. 1.20 kenyér lisztre.
Érvényes csak 1918 évi március hó 25-31 - ig
terjed? negyedik hétre.
kenyér - vagy kenyérliszt-utalvány xxx való visszaélés kihágas!
képez és rendörhatóságilag szigorúan büntettetik
8
Bread- or bread-flour-voucher
1.70 kg. of bread or 1.20 kg. of bread-flour
Valid only in the year 1918, March 25 to 31 for up to four weeks.
Bread- or bread-flour-voucher [. . .] abuse is an offense!
and shall be severely punished by the police.
The card is hand-made on watercolor paper by Schima Martos.

Publisher: The United Publishers of the United States and Canada, 1919

Copyright: 1918 Francis A. March