Food Don’t Waste It WWI Poster Replica
This is a replica of a World War I food poster, originally published in 1917. While we’re lucky not to have a food shortage, it still contains good advice to follow. Timeless, actually!
This is a food poster I’ll print for you and mail in a sturdy photo mailer. The poster will be printed on demand, meaning you’ll always receive a freshly printed, brand new copy as opposed to a mass-produced copy. It will be printed on a professional photo printer on 8-1/2 by 11-inch professional grade photo paper. The picture prints at 1000 DPI, which makes for a very nice copy.
There will be no water marking or other markings on the printed copy.
This food advice poster is now in the public domain and reads as follows.
- Buy it with thought
- Cook it with care
- Use less wheat and meat
- Buy local foods
- Serve just enough
- Use what is left.
As you can see on the sample image, the words, “Food, don’t waste it“, are emphasized in bold, larger letters to stand out and catch the eye of the reader. Underneath the “don’t waste it”, in a smaller, lighter text, it says, U.S. Food Administration. The government had yet to add the “and drug” to this branch of the government. The poster is text only and was put out by the U.S. Food Administration. No. 1.
- Title: Food – Don’t Waste It – fgc ; The W. F. Powers Co. Litho., N.Y.
- Creator: Cooper, Frederic G., 1883-, artist
- Date Created and Published: 1917
- Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-9739 (color film copy transparency)
- Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. See Prints and Photographs Reading Room.
- Call Number: POS – US .C685, no. 4 (C size)
- Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
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