|Vintage Don't Waste Bread, image courtesy of Imperial War Museum|
Love these posters. I found the one above and as I was looking online for more information about its history, I found another one that matched it so I thought it would be neat to post both together.
These posters date from WWI in Europe, about 1917. On the home front, of course conservation was the word. The German U boats were sinking supply ships and so rationing of scare resources was the norm for civilians. With these two, they were urging citizens to save bread in an order to add to the rationed food so that there would be more for everyone. It was hoped that this would lead to less need for supply ships and that the U boats would, in essence be defeated. They even gave a number, two slices per day!
Hope you are having a great weekend and
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY