Recto: Image related to Don Quixote. Verso: perforated and divided into ten small ration coupons.
Sheet No.77: Illustration of Don Quixote’s helm crossed by his lance and stick, with the knight and his squire riding their mounts across the countryside at the bottom of the image. Verso features coupons redeemable for a loaf of bread in Vimbodi (Lérida), 1939.
The ration coupons were likely made during the 1970s and bear no resemblance to any surviving examples of real or official ration coupons printed and issued during the Spanish Civil War.
The illustration is dominated by a large plumed helm behind a superimposed crossed staff and lance. A horizontal ornate sword delimits the top. Along the bottom of the sheet is a small landscape with two trees, a town on the horizon, and a tiny knight and squire riding in from the left. The title runs along the bottom: "Don Quijote de la Mancha."
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Supposed ration coupon posters issued during the Spanish Civil War and the early 1940s
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Digitized from Item 77, Supposed ration coupon posters issued during the Spanish Civil War and the early 1940s (HC385 .S87 1936), Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, The Ohio State University Libraries.