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    World War I Propaganda (U.S. Food Administration, C. 1917). Poster (20" X 30") "Food Will Win the War." Sidney Reisenberg Artwork.
    When President Woodrow Wilson appointed Herbert Hoover as head of the Food Administration; Hoover 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 Sidney Reisenberg. The poster has a small tear in the right border and foxing in the upper border. Rolled, Very Fine-.


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