Sunday, January 6, 2013

VINTAGE POSTER SUNDAY, HOME CANNING

Home Canning Do's and Don'ts, image courtesy of US Natl Archives
During WWII, the US government pushed food conservation and a big part of the process was home canning of fruits and vegetables.  The citizens at home did their part of course but I guess it was not without incident; burns, illness, breakage etc, were apparently pretty commonplace, so the government put out this poster of "what not to do" when canning to help turn the tide.

It's all pretty much stuff that still stands today when canning.  After all, canning is a process that's been around a long time.

As always, you can click on the 'history' label below or to the right and see all the poster images I've been able to source online and share.  I'd sure love to have some of these, but for now, they must live on in digital online form from various archives and websites around the country.

8 comments:

Bee Girl said...

Love it! Basic information, shared in a very graphic and fun way :-) I'd love to see all these old posters make a return...with the building interest in homesteading, they could come in very handy for all us Newbies!

Mary Ann said...

Another good one!

Annnightflyer said...

Wouldn't it be nice to frame some of those?Interesting.I hope you guys are doing ok see some storms rolling in your way soon.

Kev Alviti said...

I like this although I've never done any canning. I'd like to try it sometime but it's not a very popular method in the UK from what I can see, much bigger in the US

1st Man said...

You know that's a good point. They do have time tested information that's for sure. The gardening ones are just as informative. You know what they say, everything old is new again!! :-)

1st Man said...

Aww, thank you!!! hope you are having a great day.

1st Man said...

They would make awesome prints framed for sure. Funny you mentioned the rain, I'm sitting here watching the local news...severe weather watch, 2"-6" rain, possible tornadoes, heavy wind etc. The worst supposed to start tomorrow midday (Tue) and go through Wednesday. Fingers crossed they are wrong.

1st Man said...

Canning is pretty popular here. Used to be the domain of old ladies and rural country people (the perception). but it's become pretty mainstream. Those old ladies and rural country people knew what they were doing, ha! That's interesting it's not as big over there. Hmmm.....