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"Hunger" WWI Home Front Poster by Henry Raleigh (1917)

"Hunger" WWI Home Front Poster by Henry Raleigh (1917)

Henry Raleigh poster encouraged Americans to eat less so that the U.S. may send more food aid to Belgium, and featuring Henry Raleigh art of a starving woman and her children.

Food shortages were widespread in Europe during the war. Even before the United States entered the war, American relief organizations were shipping food overseas. On the home front, it was hoped that Americans would adjust their eating habits in such a way as to conserve food that could then be sent abroad. Americans were told to go meatless and wheatless and to eat more corn and fish. Americans were also encouraged to plant victory gardens and can fruits and vegetables.

Size*: 21.5" x 29"
Condition: Very Good

Rolled. Linen backed. Small bit of pencil writing on lower right corner.

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Poster Text:  Hunger - For three years American has fought starvation in Belgium - Will you eat less - wheat, meat, fats, and sugar, that we may still send food in ship loads? United States Food Administration - No. 12
Tags: WWI   Home Front  
Produced by:  U.S. Food Administration  
Artist/Designer(s): Henry Raleigh  
* Sizes are approximate and given in good faith. Sizes are also given for the area of the item itself. Linen backing posters may slightly stretch the poster size, in addition posters often have a larger linen border that extends beyond the poster area. Measurements are for poster alone. Please contact us if you have any questions or you need to confirm exact size.
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