Defeat the Kaiser and his U-boats : victory depends on which fails first, food or frightfulness : eat less wheat.

One of 388 posters in the series: American War Posters available on this site.

Description

In the foreground is the profile of Kaiser Wilhelm II wearing a German helmet. His face is colored green. In the background is a u-boat in the water; farther in the distance is a sinking ship with smoke rising from it. The sky is colored orange and the orange sky is reflected on the surface of the water. Centered at the bottom of the poster is a circular seal: a shield with a U.S. flag motif, surrounded by wheat stalks. (This is a seal of the U.S. Food Administration.)

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 55 x 36 cm.

Creation Information

Steele. Creation Date: Unknown.

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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 4882 times , with 172 in the last month . More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: Defeat the Kaiser and his U-boats : victory depends on which fails first, food or frightfulness : eat less wheat.
  • Series Title: American War Posters

Description

In the foreground is the profile of Kaiser Wilhelm II wearing a German helmet. His face is colored green. In the background is a u-boat in the water; farther in the distance is a sinking ship with smoke rising from it. The sky is colored orange and the orange sky is reflected on the surface of the water. Centered at the bottom of the poster is a circular seal: a shield with a U.S. flag motif, surrounded by wheat stalks. (This is a seal of the U.S. Food Administration.)

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 55 x 36 cm.

Notes

"O.C."

"United States Food Administration"

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Identifier

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 282
  • Accession or Local Control No: Historical Collection Accession No. Y2068
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 Steele 1
  • OCLC: 51040216 | External Link
  • UNT Catalog No.: b2716770 | External Link
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc418

Collections

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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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  • This poster's creation, acceptance, or submission date is unknown.

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 12, 2006, 9:34 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • June 2, 2010, 5:38 p.m.

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Steele. Defeat the Kaiser and his U-boats : victory depends on which fails first, food or frightfulness : eat less wheat., poster, Date Unknown; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc418/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.