Sunday, August 26, 2012


Vintage poster image courtesy of US National Archives
Do you know your onions?  Ha, this is a neat poster from WWII, 1941-1945.

During the war, of course the major campaign in addition to growing your own food (i.e. Victory Gardens), there was a movement to prevent waste.

The tag line for that was "Food is Ammunition, Don't Waste It".  So here, they used the phrase "Know Your Onions" as a means to remind people to make all the food go all the way.  Use it all, don't waste it!  Even the onions!

I think a campaign today to stop food waste would be awesome but those of us that like to grown our own probably already know not to let it go to waste.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend, whatever you are doing.


  1. Love it and thanks for taking the time to find and post these.

    1. It takes some hours of googling, but I enjoy it and love when I find one I haven't posted yet. It's a fascinating glimpse into a different time. :-)

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    1. Well, then I guess I'll have to keep looking! Ha.

  3. Just popping in to say hello, been away and am going to catch up on all that missed.

    1. I've missed you, welcome home! I'm sure you're glad to be back at your house. Can't wait to hear all about your adventures. thanks for stopping by!!


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