Food Don’t Waste It WWI Poster Replica



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 made available to you via instant download. When your payment is complete, you will receive a link via e-mail to download a PDF file of the image. It is highly recommended you print the photo on professional grade photo paper. The picture prints at 1000 DPI, which makes for a very nice copy. You could also have a printer print the poster for you. All they need is the PDF file and you can choose the type of paper!

There are no water marking or other markings on the printed copy.

This food advice poster is now in the public domain and reads as follows.

  1. Buy it with thought
  2. Cook it with care
  3. Use less wheat and meat
  4. Buy local foods
  5. Serve just enough
  6. 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.

Product Information

  • 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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