Sunday, November 18, 2012

VINTAGE POSTER SUNDAY, DON'T WASTE FOOD

WWII Don't Waste Food poster, image courtesy of: St. Andrews University
Here is an interesting poster from WWII.  Again, the overall theme is to cut down on waste and urging people to eat it all, or share so that nothing went to waste.  On this one, they of course incorporated the "Hero" and "Villain" of the War, Winston Churchill and Adolph Hitler.

Better pot-luck with Churchill today than humble pie under Hitler tomorrow.  It's kind of a twist that they used images of people involved in the war, in a somewhat humorous manner to get the point across.

It's a fascinating glimpse into history.  As always, click on the history label below and you can see all he posters I've managed to find for almost 2 years now.  It's a trip into the past, more often than not, with lessons for today.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now that's neat. I also just started clicking on the history tag and have started looking through them and you've found quite the collection. You should be an online resource for them, a one stop place to find images of those posters. Thanks for finding them. - Kellie

Mary Ann said...

I love your vintage posters! I always get an error (exception) when I try to comment but I'm sticking to it today!

1st Man said...

Thank you for that. I might should figure out something on the sidebar that inks to them directly. Thank you again for the nice words. I enjoy trying to find them and then sharing them when i do. I'm sure I'll run out someday, ha. Thanks again for stopping by and commenting! Come back soon!

1st Man said...

Hey it worked!!! Yay!! Yes, blogger sometimes has some issues. I'm never sure what the reason is but I'm glad it worked for you. Thank you for your stopping by as always, I appreciate it! :-)

The Stay @ Home-Gardener said...

LOL !! That has to be one of the better ones.

alphonsegaston said...

Wow, what a great collection of posters! When I was ten, my family had a victory garden in public land along the Mohawk River outside of Schenectady, NY. I remember some ineffectual digging as I tried to help.

Another WWII food memory is the invitation my mother and her sisters and nieces received to a country property where they could pick all the elderberries they wanted for canning. I have loved elderberry pie ever since. But it was hard to get over my resentment at not being taken along to the farm.

1st Man said...

Isn't it great? I just love that glimpse into the past! ;-)

1st Man said...

Wow, what fascinating memories you have. I love the story of the elderberries. Do you know I have never eaten elderberries? I bet that pie is delicious! Thanks for sharing!!