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Sugar means Ships

Sugar means Ships | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society
Poster with an illustration of  a woman drinking out of a glass with a straw, while below her miniaturized ships labeled "ARMS," "FOOD," "SOLDIERS" and "SUPPLIES" are passing her on the way to Europe which is under a dark cloud labeled with the word "War." A soldier is standing on the far shoreline beckoning the ships to "Hurry!" Other ships labeled "SUGAR" are being diverted from the war effort and are headed to the woman to fill her glass. Text reads: "Sugar means Ships. The Consumption of Sugar Sweetened Drinks Must be Reduced. For your beverages 400 million lbs. of sugar were imported in Ships last year. Every Ship is needed to carry soldiers and supplies now." 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 woman drinking out of a glass with a straw, while below her miniaturized ships labeled "ARMS," "FOOD," "SOLDIERS" and "SUPPLIES" are passing her on the way to Europe which is under a dark cloud labeled with the word "War." A soldier is standing on the far shoreline beckoning the ships to "Hurry!" Other ships labeled "SUGAR" are being diverted from the war effort and are headed to the woman to fill her glass. Text reads: "Sugar means Ships. The Consumption of Sugar Sweetened Drinks Must be Reduced. For your beverages 400 million lbs. of sugar were imported in Ships last year. Every Ship is needed to carry soldiers and supplies now." 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:130187
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.36
Original Dimensions:19 x 15.25 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Illustration signed by Ernest Fuhr. Text on bottom left reads: "The Carey Printing Company, New York, The Seal of Quality."
SUBJECTS
Propaganda
War posters
Warships
Dresses
Hats
Beverage industry
Sugar
World War, 1914-1918
Women

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