Food will win the war : you came here seeking freedom, you must now help to preserve it : wheat is needed for the Allies, waste nothing.

Description

Color poster of people standing on a boat or shoreline near the sea. 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.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 76 x 51 cm.

Creation Information

Chambers, Charles Edward, ca. 1883-1941. 1918.

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This poster is part of the collection entitled: World War One Collection and one other and was provided by UNT Libraries Government Documents Department to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 3006 times , with 79 in the last month . More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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Description

Color poster of people standing on a boat or shoreline near the sea. 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.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 76 x 51 cm.

Notes

Seal of the U.S. Food Administration is centered at the bottom of the poster, above the words "United States Food Administration".

"No. 18"--Printed at lower left margin of poster.

"Rusling Wood, Litho."--Lower right margin.

Listed in May 1918 Monthly Catalog, p. 625.

Listed in Library of Congress Prints and Photographs catalog.

UNT Library has 4 other copies. (Historical Collection no. Y2130 (ST.F. 308)--DB # 352-355.)

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 356
  • Government Documents No.: Y 3.F 73/10:18
  • Call Number: Posters WW1 Chambers 1
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc360

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World War One Collection

Materials focusing on the WWI era from 1914 to 1918. In addition to materials that were actually created during the time period, the collection may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

World War Poster Collection

From World War I French victory figures to grim views of the Nazi regime, these posters demonstrate the power of words and images.

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Creation Date

  • 1918

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 12, 2006, 10:26 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Oct. 8, 2014, 5:31 p.m.

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Chambers, Charles Edward, ca. 1883-1941. Food will win the war : you came here seeking freedom, you must now help to preserve it : wheat is needed for the Allies, waste nothing., poster, 1918; New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc360/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.