Eat more Corn, Oats and Rye Products Canvas Print
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 11 X 14 inches
- Artist: L.N. Britton (1858-1934)
This 1917 World War I poster was issued by the United States Food Administration in response to food shortages and military requisition needs. Patriotic Americans are urged to eat more corn or other alternative foods and ration scarce wheat, meat, sugar, and fats. We think it prints nicely on canvas and are pleased to offer it here.
During World War I, many branches of the federal government used posters to urge Americans to support the war effort. In a time without radio, TV, or the Internet, posters were an inexpensive way to deliver powerful messages to millions of people. The government hired well-known artists to create designs that unified the American people. Posters continued to be published during World War II, and new posters are still in production. The National Archives holds close to 20,000 posters produced by military and civilian agencies.