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    World War I Propaganda (U.S. Food Administration, 1917). WWI Poster No. 21 (14" X 21") "Little Americans Do Your Bit." War.
    As the year 1917 brought a world wide food shortage, President Woodrow Wilson appointed Herbert Hoover as head of the Food Administration, and developed a campaign to cut domestic consumption of foods needed overseas and to avoid rationing. As a result, hundreds of posters like this one, featuring the theme "use less and send more food overseas" were produced. The youngest patriots were enlisted to aid the war effort, encouraged to eat oat and corn products and "leave nothing on your plate." An unrestored poster with good color and an overall very presentable appearance. It may have tears, slight paper loss, stains, pinholes, creases, and/or edge wear. There is some bleedthrough from tape on the verso. Please see full-color, enlargeable image above for more details. Artwork by Cushman Parker. Rolled, Fine+.


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