Vintage Poster Coaster Set
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 3 4/5 inches diameter
- Set of 4
This charming set of plastic coasters depicts artwork from an array of vintage posters created in different government offices during the first half of the 1900s. Encouraging citizens to grow, conserve and preserve food, they sent the message that food and nutrition are important. They add a fun element to your home and make a cheery gift.
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.