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United States Food Administration. Food will win the war

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09522 Author/Creator: United States Food Administration. Place Written: s.l. Type: Posters Date: [1917 circa] Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Color poster by Charles E. Chambers of people standing on a boat or shoreline at New York Harbor. They appear to be European immigrants. In the foreground, a man appears to be pleading with a woman holding a basket of food. In the background can be seen part of a large ship, the Statue of Liberty, and a rainbow stretching across the New York skyline. A man waves his cap in that direction.


Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Keywords/Subjects: immigration food Waste Nothing, Victory, Civilian Responsibility, Statue of Liberty, freedom World War I, Propaganda, World War I

Sub Era: World War One