Saturday, April 18, 2009

Uncle Sam In The Garden

In 1917, our government created a program to encourage school children to plant vegetable gardens to help increase the food supply during World War I. The following year, this pencil sketch, created by the sister of Frank Lloyd Wright, Maginel Wright Enright, was printed as a lithograph poster to further the effort. It depicts Uncle Sam as the Pied Piper, leading children into the garden.