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Poster

Sir — don't waste

Sir — don't waste | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society
Poster with an illustration of a man eating at a table in a restaurant and smoking a cigar. Food is still on the plates in front of him. Male waiters in the background are looking back at him in alarm. The text reads: "Sir — don't waste while your wife saves. Adopt the doctrine of the clean plate — do your share." At the top left corner of the poster is the round seal of the U.S. Food Administration (shield with flag motif surrounded by wheat stalks).
DESCRIPTION
Poster with an illustration of a man eating at a table in a restaurant and smoking a cigar. Food is still on the plates in front of him. Male waiters in the background are looking back at him in alarm. The text reads: "Sir — don't waste while your wife saves. Adopt the doctrine of the clean plate — do your share." At the top left corner of the poster is the round seal of the U.S. Food Administration (shield with flag motif surrounded by wheat stalks).
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:130181
Creation Date: 1917
Creator Name:United States. Food Administration.
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Collection Name:World War I posters, circa 1914-circa 1918
Genre:Poster
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:PH 6030 (7) A.30
Original Dimensions:21.25 x 28.75 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Illustration signed by William Crawford Young. Text at bottom right reads: "The W.F. Powers Co. Litho; N.Y."
SUBJECTS
Eyeglasses
Neckties
Suits (Clothing)
Food
Propaganda
Seals (Numismatics)
War posters
World War, 1914-1918
Men
Restaurants
Smoking
Waiters/Waitresses

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