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

One of 45 posters in the series: OWI poster available on this site.

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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.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 58 x 41 cm.

Creation Information

United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries. 1943.

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This poster is part of the collection entitled: World War Poster 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 7605 times , with 122 in the last month . More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: Food is a weapon : don't waste it! : buy wisely -- cook carefully -- eat it all : follow the 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

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.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 58 x 41 cm.

Notes

"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"

Listed in 1943 Monthly Catalog, p. 585.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 026
  • Government Documents No.: PR 32.5015:58
  • OCLC: 16623509 | External Link
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 OWI 3
  • UNT Catalog No.: b2848206 | External Link
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc603

Collections

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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. It's particularly strong in World War I French and American and World War II American "home front" posters, covering topics like war bonds, rationing, enlistment, security, and morale, and popular artists like Norman Rockwell, Theodore Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss), and Boris Artzybasheff.

World War Two Collection

These materials focus on the World War II era from 1939 to 1945, and the immediate postwar period of the late 1940s. In addition to materials that were actually created during the time period, the collection may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

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Creation Date

  • 1943

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 12, 2006, 8:21 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Oct. 8, 2015, 6:37 p.m.

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United States. Office of War Information. Division of Public Inquiries. Food is a weapon : don't waste it! : buy wisely -- cook carefully -- eat it all : follow the National Wartime Nutrition Program., poster, 1943; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc603/: accessed May 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.