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Guide to the World War I Posters Collection
1914-1920 (bulk, 1917-1918)
 PR 55-7

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by N-YHS staff; database migrated to Archivist Toolkit by Jennifer Gargiulo, 2016

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 22, 2022
Finding aid written in English.

Container List

Series IV: Conservation Appeals

Scope and Contents Note

Series IV: Conservation Appeals, includes posters encouraging citizens to conserve food, fuel, and other supplies for the war effort. Posters relating to Daylight Savings Time are included.

Subseries IV.1: US Fuel Administration and Misc. Fuel Conservation

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: 26 Save fuel in dairy plants / Nearly onehalf the coal can be saved / Study your plant / Save the fuel
Folder: 26 Stand by the boys in the trenches / Mine more coal

General note

Soldier and miner shoulder to shoulder

1918
Folder: 26 Jan. 30th / Tag / your shovel / day / Has your Coal Shovel / been tagged yet?

General note

Shovel with tag "Save that shovelful of coal a day for Uncle Sam"

Folder: 26 Uncle Sam says: / "Stop Sunday joyriding / and put the skids under / the Kaiser." / Save gasoline! / Sacrifice for Liberty! / Hit the Hun on high gear!
Folder: 26 Order your coal / now / Get it out of / Uncle Sam's way / he needs / the railways / for war

General note

Hand with shovelful of coal and slogan "Save that shovelful" (US Fuel Administration logo)

Folder: 26 Save your coal / to fire the Kaiser / Here's how… / Thomas W. Russell, Commecticut Fuel Administration

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Uncle Sam and coal worker

Folder: 26 Mine more coal / Stand by the boys in the trenchs! (same message in Italian, Polish, Hungarian, German)

General note

US eagle

Folder: 26 Uncle Sam / needs that / extra shovelful

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Uncle Sam with arm on man stoking furnace with coal

Subseries IV.2: Food Conservation; US Food Administration

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: 27 The Spirit of '18 / The world cry / Food / Keep the home garden going

General note

Farmers carrying produce / wheat

1918
Folder: 27 Feed a fighter / Eat only what you need / Waste nothing / That he and his family / may have enough

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Soldier in trench holding cup and saucer

Folder: 27 Food is / Ammunition / Don't waste it

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Basket of fruit, vegetables, soldiers in background

Folder: 27 Food will win the war / You came here seeking freedom / You must now help to preserve it / Wheat is needed for the allies / Waste nothing

General note

Immigrants arriving past Statue of Liberty

Folder: 27 Save the / products of the land / Eat more fish / they feed themselves

General note

Fish swimming underwater

Folder: 27 Keep it coming / "We must not only / feed our soldiers / at the front / but the millions of / women and children / behind our lines" Gen John J. Pershing

General note

Truckloads of food coming to the front

Folder: 27 Blood or bread / Others are iving their blood / You will shorten the war / Save life if you eat only what / you need, and waste nothing

General note

Worker holding dead soldier

Folder: 27 Food and the war! / American wheat to win! / Wheat is the test!
Folder: 27 This is / what God gives us / What are you giving / So that others may live? / Eat less / Wheat / Meat / Fats / Sugar / Send more to Europe / or they will starve

General note

Fruit, vegetables, nuts surrounding message

Folder: 27 War / Rages in France / We must feed them / they cannot / fight and raise / food at the same time / denying our / selves only a / littl means / life to them

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War -torn village scene of civilians fleeing bombed town (printed from woodcut?)

Folder: 27 Sir / Don't waste while / Your wife saves / Adopt the doctrine / of the clean plate

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Prosperous man at restaurant with food left on plate while he lights up a cigar, appaled waiters in background

Folder: 27 Save / 1. Wheat / Use more corn / 2. Meat / Use more fish and beans / 3. Fats / Use just enough / 4. Sugar / Use syrups / and serve the cause of freedom
Folder: 27 L'Italia / Ha Bisogono / di Carnefrumento grasso e zucchero

General note

Head of Italian soldier

Folder: 27 Why / loyal Americans are keeping the pledge / to eat less wheat and meat
Folder: 27 Don't waste food / While others starve

General note

Emaciated mother and chldren before bombed out church

Folder: 27 Eat more / Corn, oats and rye / Products fish / And poultry fruits vegetables and potatoes / baked boiled and broiled fods / leat less / wheat, meat, sugar and fats / to save for the army / and our allies

General note

Table with fish, fruit, vegetables

Folder: 27 Food / 1. Buy it with thought / 2. Cook it with care / 3. Use less wheat and meat / 4. Buy local foods / 5. Serve just enough / 6. Use what is left / Don't waste it
Folder: 27 Kosciuszko / Pulawski

General note

Portrait of Koscwszka

Folder: 27 Victory is a / question of stamina / send the wheat / meat fats sugar / the fuel for fighters

General note

Charging (energized) soldiers

Folder: 27 Don't / stop / saving / food
Folder: 27 Be patriotic / Sign your country's / pledge to save the food

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Lady Liberty reaching out

Folder: 27 Save a loaf / a week / Help win the war

General note

Hand cutting a loaf of bread

Folder: 27 Why / Is it necessary to eat less / Meat and less wheat bread?.. .. Eat plenty , wisely, without waste, and help win the war
Folder: 27 Cardinal Mercier / has appealed to the / Food Administration / for more food for / starving millions / France Belgium Italy

General note

Head of Cardinal Mercier

Folder: 28 Raise more poultry / on farms and back yards / More eggs and pultry will save beef and pork

General note

Various farm scenes related to chichen breeding and egg production

Folder: 28 Help feed yourself / Make back yard and vacant lots productive / Work a garden raise chickens
Folder: 28 War gardens victorious / Every garden a peace plant

General note

Young farmer leading "troops" of vegetables carrying a US flag

1919
Folder: 28 Corn / the food of the nation / Serve some way / Every meal

General note

Woman in kitchen with jars of cornmeal, grits, hominy, making pancakes, muffins, cereal

Folder: 28 Twenty sheep to equip and / clothe each soldier / Boys and girls can help / Join a sheep club

General note

Boys and girls on sheep farm / sheep heading down path / soldiers in rear

Folder: 28 Select seed corn / Enough for two years / For 1918 plantings and to insure adapted seed for 1919
1917-09
Folder: 28 Eat more corn / the nation's most abundant cereal / Corn saved the pilgrims and fed our pioneers / corn will help us feed the world

General note

Bread, cornmeal, fish balls, lye hominy

1017-07
Folder: 28 Special appeal / to / Farmer patriots (from President Wilson dated April 10, 1917) / Farmers must feed the nation and its fighting men

General note

farm scenes labeled "soldiers of the commissary"

1917
Folder: 28 Save / Seed / Corn / Now!

General note

Uncle Sam and famer harvesting piles of corn

Folder: 28 Lincoln said / Save food / for world relief

General note

Portrait of Lincon

Folder: 28 Women of Connecticut / Are you helping? / Can and dry food!

General note

"Heroic women of France" pulling plow shares like work animals

Folder: 28 The President says / Save food / Don't waste it

General note

Portrait of Wilson

Folder: 28 Hurry! / Cull your hens / Reduce feed bills / Learn How to cull / Nonlayinng hens / a poor layer / Quits early / a good layer / Lays late / Come!! To demonstration in culling non layers

General note

2 hens

Folder: 28 The Kaiser is canned / Can food / Can / Vegetables / Fruit and / the Kaiser too.

General note

Canning jars labled tomatoes, peas, and large central jar containing the Kaiser labeled "Kaiser Brand Unsweetened"

1918
Folder: 28 Eat? / Then read this! / Your county farm bureau mans.. .. / .. .. Get behind the full pantry movement / Join your County Farm Bureau / Membership campaign March 3 to 10
Folder: 28 Do not be fooled / by the lies of the / Enemy / The US Government is not taking away / from the people / .. .. Any canned goods.. .. / or used stocks of provisions bought and kept.. .. / for family use*
Folder: 28 Enlist today / in / the Connecticut / Canning Corps / Help connecticut meet her quota of / 5,000,000 quarts of fruit and vegetables
Folder: 28 America's / Food pledge / 20 million tons / Save twothirds more than last year / from stocks no larger
Folder: 28 Eat cane / Syrup and / Molasses / Save sugar / By using best / Louisiana molasses / and sugar cane syrup

General note

Scales with sugar and molasses balancing each other

Folder: 28 Eat more cottage cheese / You'll need / less meat

General note

Pot of cottage cheese / photos of cow, pig, lamb, calf, hen

Folder: 28 Waste no food! / Food IS wasted / Demonstrate thrift in your home!
Folder: 28 Will you have a part / in / victory? / "Every garden a munition plant."

General note

Lady Liberty sowing seeds

1918
Folder: 28 The seeds of victory / Insure the fruits of peace

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Woman farmer with assorted vegetables with faces, legs, running away

1919
Folder: 29 Wheat "I'm nearly used up with this / job of feeding the world" Corn "Why don't you call on me?"

General note

Male figure with face of globe, dressed as Uncle sam, being fed by weeping baker as wheat supply diminishes; heap of corn and corncob figure waiting as backup

1917
Folder: 29 New York State Food Supply Commission / Headquarters / Food Consercation / "Every ounce of food you save / is ammunition to win the war"

General note

2 US flags

Folder: 29 Win the next war now / For free book on / Home canning / and / Home dryig / Write to / National War Garden Commission

General note

Lady Liberty canning vegetables and fruits

1918
Folder: 29 Girls / Join Uncle Sam's Commissary Army / Can and dry / Food

General note

Woman in nurses uniform saluting; surrounded by baskets of fruits and veggies and canned products

1917 (?)
Folder: 29 Our flags / Beat Germany / Support every flag / that opposes Prussianism / Eat less of the the food fighters need / Deny yourself something / Waste nothing

General note

Flags of the allies

Folder: 29 NY State Food Supply Commission / For patriotic agriculture service / Wanted / at once men and boys.. .. / for work on farms apply to the Commissionn's County representative

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Soldier in army camp; farmer in field

Folder: 29 Don't let up / Keep on saving feed

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Soldier looming over sinking figure of Hun

Folder: 29 Patriotic food exhibit / at / the Mark Twain Library / Reading / Wednesday, Apr 24 / at 2 o'clock
Folder: 29 Kill the slacker / Spare the good birds / Old hen week / Beginning August 27

General note

Man chasing chicken with an axe; woman feeding hens

1917 (?)
Folder: 29 New England peaches / Now at their best / Provide a supply for winter use

General note

Boy and girl eating peaches

Folder: 29 Stop, Look and Listen

General note

Railroad crossing post

1917 (?)
Folder: 29 Sugar means ships / The consumption of / Sugar sweetened drinks / Must be reduced

General note

Girl sipping drink; war in Europe rages; boats carrying soldiers to front; ships with sugar returning

Folder: 29 Food don't waste it / 1. Use less wheat and meat / 2. Buy local foods / 3. Serve just enough / 4. Use what's left
Folder: 29 Our problem is to feed our allies theis winter .. .. / Our solution is to eat less of .. .. / foods of which we have an abundance, and to waste / Less of all foods
Folder: 29 The gospel / Of the / Clean plate / Don't waste any food

General note

Clean plate

Folder: 29 Get behind our soldiers / Sailors / and our Allies. Send them the most food possible in the least shipping / Space

General note

Ships at sea

1917
Folder: 29 Save a loaf a week / Help win the war

General note

Knife slicing loaf of bread

Folder: 29 Help your boy / at the front / Use less wheat and / Meat / Send more to him

General note

Soldier, flag at front

Folder: 29 Eat more / Cornmeal rye flour / Oatmeal / and barley / save the wheat / for the fighters

General note

Cannisters of cornmeal, rye flour, oatmeal, barley; mounted soldiers (rear)

1918 (?)
Folder: 29 Engineer / if you are a patriot / if this is your fight / Get into it / Stop the ammonia leaks

General note

Uncle Sam holding wrench, encouraging worker to get up from chair

1918
Folder: 29 Food conservation week, December 1 to 7, 1918/ We now appeal to your sympathy for world relief / Read the Hoover message
1918
Folder: 29 Little / Americans / Do your bit / Leave nothig on your plate

General note

Baby saluting a bowl of oatmeal

Subseries IV.3: Daylight Savings

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: 30 Saving daylight / "Set the clock ahead one hour and win the war!" / ave 1,000,000 / Tons of coal by / Using an extra / Hour of daylight!

General note

Uncle Sam shoveling coal; small soldier with face of clock set to daylight savings time

Folder: 30 "Saving daylight!" / Gain an hour / of daylight / "Just set the clock ahead one hour, / Uncle no longer working day for / Anybody but all of it in daylight. / Use the extra hour of daylight for your country"

General note

Uncle Sam turning the clock ahead (on body of soldier)

Folder: 30 Saving Daylight! / "Set the clock ahead / One hour and / Win the war!" / Uncle Sam, your enemies hav been up and are at / Work on the extra hour of daylight when will you wake up?

General note

Uncle Sam waking up at 8 AM; in background German and Austrian soldiers already at work; small figure withface of clock pointing to them

Folder: 30 "Saving daylight" / Let your congressman know you / Favor the law to start eight / Hour day's work at 7 o'clock AM / and end it at 4 o'clock PM
Folder: 30 Saving Daylight / "Set the clock ahead / one hour and / wint he war!" / Mobilize an extra / Hour of daylight and / Help win the war

General note

Uncle Sam holding hoe and rifle marching behind small soldier with face of Day Light Savings Clock

Subseries IV.4: US Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation

Container 1     Title Date
Folder: 31 The tidal wave / July 4, 1918 / 95 ships launched

General note

Fleet of ships and tidal wave of infantry soldiers on horesback; planes

1918
Folder: 31 Mechanincs wanted to / Volunteer as needed for / Government ship building / "Ships, ships / and / More ships!" / "Ships will win the war!" / Descriptive circular in side

General note

Uncle Sam behinnd shipbulder and a fleet of ships

Folder: 31 Man those ships! / Enroll here for / the Merchant Marines

General note

Eagle soaring above US ships sailing out of harbor

Folder: 31 Our country needs ships / Be true to the boys who are / Giving their lives for you

General note

Shipbuilding scene

Folder: 31 To everyone / in this plant .. .. / Our country is depending on you

General note

Shipbuilding scene

Folder: 31 The ships are coming / On the job for victory

General note

Ships at sea

Folder: 31 On the job for victory

General note

Rivetter in shipyard

Folder: 31 Are you working / With Schwab? / Charles M. Schwab / Director General of the Emergency Fleet Corporation / Says / "I want all the men in the shipyards / to feel that they are workig with me, not for me"

General note

CS at shipyard with workmen

Folder: 31 Make every minute count for Pershing

General note

Shipbuilder putting on rivets

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