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    World War I Propaganda Poster (U.S. Food Administration, 1917). Poster (20" X 30") "Food Will Win the War."
    President Woodrow Wilson appointed Herbert Hoover as head of the Food Administration; he designed an effort that would appeal to the American sense of volunteerism and avoid coercion. Many posters were produced advertising patriotism and asking for sacrifices that would increase production and decrease the amount of food consumption on the home front. Hoover and his administration proclaimed that "food will win the war". This poster was aimed at conserving wheat; America at the time was producing a fourth of the world's wheat. This poster features the majestic Statue of Liberty in front of a red, white and blue rainbow with new immigrants ready to step off the boat. The artwork is by Charles Chambers. This colorful poster has edge wear with small tears, minor paper loss along the bottom border, and a top right corner bend. Rolled, Fine/Very Fine.


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