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Food posters on display at National Ag Library

Here is a link to a very interesting online exhibit of food posters from earlier days in this country. In 1917, folks were given advice, such as:

“Eat more cottage cheese. You'll need less meat.”

“Eat more corn. Palatable and nutritious in itself.”

“Have you eaten your pound of potatoes today? Save wheat by eating potatoes.”

“When Beans Were Bullets,” an exhibit of food and agriculture posters from World Wars I and II, is on display at the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Maryland, through August 30. An online version has also been posted. The featured posters—which delve into a wide variety of issues, ranging from food rationing to food safety—examine the evolution of poster styles, propaganda messages, and advertising history during the two time periods....
Safety News,
July 27; Cory Bernat

Enjoy a glimpse of earlier times.

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