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Online exhibit of World War I and II food posters
Posters let patriots know that wasting bread is disloyal and canning food gets rid of worry.
Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 02:17 PM
The Smithsonian Institute has an online exhibit
of some of the food posters from World War I and World War II that are in the archives. The sayings on the posters are sometimes common sense like this one
about not wasting food. Some are studies in propaganda like this one
about how democracy will be doomed without the sharing of bread.
Others are just sort of silly like this one about replacing wheat with potatoes. There are 12 posters in the online exhibit. Pop over and check them out. It’s a little bit of history, a little bit of art, and a lot of food for thought.
Thanks to Marion Nestle and her Food Politics
blog for pointing it out to me.
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