“Food Will Win the War” Poster from WWI

A poster by artist Charles E. Chambers. Issued by the United States Food Administration in 1917 to encourage voluntary food conservation.

“Food Will Win the War” was the name of the campaign initiated by the newly appointed head of the Food Administration, Herbert Hoover. Food was necessary not only to feed America’s growing Army, but to help relieve famine in Europe, in part to prevent the overthrow of European governments and the spread of communism.

white linefrom the U.S. National Archives

See also “Food Will Win the War” at The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

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