Food Will Win the War, in Yiddish
ca. 1917 - 1919
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The newly created United States Food Administration, headed by Herbert Hoover during World War I, regulated the supply, distribution, and conservation of food during the war. It’s goal was to save enough to send surplus food to the Allies. This poster by Charles E. Chambers says "Food will win the war. You came here seeking Freedom. You must now help to preserve it. WHEAT is needed for the allies. Waste nothing." The poster was printed in several languages, including Yiddish and Italian. It targeted immigrants, combining patriotic symbols to urge the conservation of wheat.
TranscriptFood will win the war. You came here seeking Freedom. You must now help to preserve it. WHEAT is needed for the allies. Waste nothing.
This primary source comes from the Records of the U.S. Food Administration.
National Archives Identifier: 512541Full Citation: Food will Win the War. You came here seeking freedom. You must now help to preserve it. Wheat is needed for the Allies. Waste Nothing.; ca. 1917 - 1919; Records of the U.S. Food Administration, Record Group 4. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/food-will-win-the-war-yiddish, February 25, 2017]
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