WW1 Original Corn The Food of the Nation Propaganda Poster USA WWI
This is an iconic WWI home front propaganda poster. This original WW1 "Corn: The Food of the Nation" poster is in good condition. The poster is perfect to frame and put on the wall for a collector. These are rare posters and hard to find in this shape. It was created by Lloyd Harrison for the United States Food Administration in 1918, during World War One. The poster was printed by Harrison - Landauer Inc. Corn: The Food of The Nation highlights the emphasis of food conservation and alternatives during World War I, specifically corn. The poster depicts a woman standing near jars filled with corn meal, grits, and hominy. Evidently, the poster is aiming to catch the eye of a woman, since they were predominantly the chefs in the homes during this time period, staging what the women should be doing during the war. While the men were fighting in the war overseas, the women should be pitching in their war efforts by at least conserving and using the food they have at home, so the rest can be sent to troops abroad. Please feel free to ask any questions. Thank you and look forward sending the poster to a good home.