Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Continental Effort

During World War I, as part of the war effort, posters were created to encourage the populace to eat the most readily available food stuffs. The above poster was created circa 1918 by Lloyd Harrison, on behalf of the United States Food Administration.

The Canadians made similar efforts and the poster below was created by E. Henderson in 1914 for the Canadian Food Board.

Both images are from the Library of Congress.

1 comment:

High Desert Diva said...

The fish poster is particularly interesting....send the soldiers the high fat, heart attack food, eat the healthy stuff.....hmmm....