BLOOD OR BREAD; Original 1917 World War 1 Vintage Poster(205 views)
Description: BLOOD or BREAD. Others are giving their blood You will shorten the war - save life if you eat only what you need and waste nothiing United States Food Administration. Original Blood or Bread, archival linen backed vintage World War 1 poster that is ready to frame. This strong food conservation poster was designed by Henry Patrick Raleigh for the US Food Administration in 1917. Changing American eating habits was essential as beef production required grains which were needed for export to Europe. Other posters stressed eating fruits & vegetables as a healthy alternative. Here a different message was presented.... others are sacrificing and you too have to do your duty by eating only what you needed and reducing waste. Saving food, saving lives This First World War poster was created by the United States Food Administration to advocate for conservation of food resources for overseas allies. It asks men to do their share for the war effort by adopting the 'doctrine of the clean plate' and not let food go to waste. The portly man eating and smoking a cigar has left food on his plate; in the background, one of the two waiters shows his disapproval. Raleigh was an exceptionally talented and well known illustrator and commercial artist doing work for the Sat. Eve. Post and other publications. This WW1 Blood or Bread is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. A Certificate of Authenticity comes with all of our posters.
Condition Report: very good to excellent; archival linen backed ready to frame.
Dimensions: 20.75" x 28.75"
Artist or Maker: Patrick Henry Raleight
Medium: original U.S. lithograph archival linen backed
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