Sunday, July 26, 2015

EAT LESS BREAD FOR VICTORY, VINTAGE POSTER SUNDAY

Eat Less Bread, vintage poster image courtesy of Library of Congress
Haven't had a vintage poster image in a while and with the heat this weekend, and not much going on outside, here is one for you.  This is from WWI and is part of the "save wheat for soldiers" plan.

Though at albs per person per week, I wonder if complete victory today would be over not gaining weight, LOL.

Hope you are having a good (and cool) weekend wherever you are.  I'll post a weekend update later tonight and catch up on comments.


12 comments:

Dawn McHugh said...

gosh that is a lot of bread I dont think I even eat half a pound

Colleen said...

OMG. That is Alot of bread saying, each loaf of store bought bread weighs 1 lb. each, that is 4 loaves per person per week. No way in the world could I eat 4 loaves in one week or that I would want to. I would never fit through the doorway and would be as big as you barn shed.
We eat alot of bread here but not anywhere close to that amount.
That is a whole lot of dough. :}

laurie said...

I was thinking the same thing, lol,
I love bread but I don't think I could ever eat that much!!!

Texas Rose said...

Wow, that is half a loaf every day! They sure did eat a LOT of bread back then.

Elephant's Child said...

Interesting isn't it? They ate a heap more bread than we do, and were generally MUCH fitter. Obesity was rare too.

Janie Junebug said...

People walked more then. They didn't have three or four cars. It kept them fit. Houses also weren't as warm during the winter. People needed starchy foods to keep them warm.

Love,
Janie

1st Man said...

I know, right? It's crazy...

1st Man said...

I think even if I WANTED to eat that much I couldn't ha. A lot of "dough" HA!!!!

1st Man said...

I don't think I could either.

1st Man said...

I never put a size to it. Wow, that IS a lot of bread. I guess its' substantial and filling, maybe that was part of the reason.

1st Man said...

Now THAT is so true. They needed the energy and carbs to do their everyday chores.

1st Man said...

Great point. They walked, they did heavy manual labor and chores and working from dusk to dawn...and winter is a great point too. Fascinating times huh? Thanks!