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War Food poster with a basket over a field being harvested

Object | Accession Number: 1988.42.40

War Food Administration poster urging people to help harvest farm crops to aid the war effort and to send to the soldiers overseas. In 1942, the Emergency Price Control Act was passed and the US began rationing food and other goods to make sure they were available to aid Allies and to supply the military. From March 1943-June 1945, the War Food Administration was set up to handle food production and distribution for civilian and war needs. People were encouraged to grow Victory Gardens due to farm labor, transportation, and food shortages. Nutrition programs were introduced to educate the public about healthful eating, food preservation, and efficient food usage to reduce waste. Ration stamps for food purchase were introduced to regulate food consumption. Posters such as this were distributed to retailers and public groups for display.

Artwork Title
Fill it! Help Harvest War Crops
Date
1945  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Washington (D.C.)
Language
English
Classification
Posters
Category
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David and Zelda Silberman
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Record last modified: 2018-01-25 13:25:53
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