Food is a weapon : don't waste it! : buy wisely -- cook carefully -- eat it all : follow the National Wartime Nutrition Program.

Description:

Color image of a dinner plate on a table with fork and knife resting on it. The plate is empty except for a few chicken bones on it. A crumpled napkin lies to the left of the plate and an empty glass to the right. The poster background is in shades of green.

Creator(s): United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries.
Creation Date: 1943  
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection(s):
World War Poster Collection
World War Two Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 2,045
Past 30 days: 57
Yesterday: 1
Creator (Author):
Publisher Info:
Place of Publication: Washington, D. C.
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1943
Description:

Color image of a dinner plate on a table with fork and knife resting on it. The plate is empty except for a few chicken bones on it. A crumpled napkin lies to the left of the plate and an empty glass to the right. The poster background is in shades of green.

Note:

"OWI Poster No. 58. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information, Washington, D. C."

"U.S. Government Printing Office : 1943-O-520466"

This copy (copy 1) of the poster is accompanied by a card with the following text printed in black: "YOU CAN HELP TO KEEP OUR NATION WELL FED BY DISPLAYING THIS POSTER. Military needs are taking more of our commercially canned food this year than any other since the war began. This means there will be less left for civilians in this country. We must look to American women to make up the difference by canning more food at home. This poster will help to encourage home canning thus assuring our citizens of more of the foods they will need next winter. Will you help to keep our Nation well-fed by displaying it prominently? THANK YOU!"

Listed in 1943 Monthly Catalog, p. 585.

Two other copies in UNT Libraries (Historical Collection no. Y2099; DB #25-26).

Physical Description:

1 poster : col. ; 58 x 41 cm.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): food | waste nothing | civilian responsibility | empty plate | National Wartime Nutrition Program
Series Title: OWI poster ; no. 58.
Alternate Title: Buy wisely--cook carefully--eat it all
Alternate Title: Follow the National Wartime Nutrition Program
Partner:
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection:
World War Poster Collection
Collection:
World War Two Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Database No. 784
  • GOVNO: PR 32.5015:58
  • OCLC: 16623509 |
  • CALL-NO: Posters WW2 OWI 3
  • UNTCAT: b2848206 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc156
Resource Type: Poster
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public