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Images 11, 11b, 11c

Examples from Arizona's Food Poster Series

The Arizona State Council of Defense created a series of all-text posters covering a variety of food-related topics.

The top poster compared a forceful government in Germany with voluntary behavior the United States, and echoed Herbert Hoover's belief in a voluntary-only food rationing effort. Gardening was not just a way to conserve food for the war effort, but also a way to show an appreciation for liberty.

In the middle example, Arizonans are encouraged to eat food produced locally inside the state.

The bottom poster suggested a positive side benefit of eating health-giving foods: fewer doctor bills.

Committee on Production, Conservation and Distribution of Food Supplies, Arizona Council of Defense, 1917.

Source: Special Collections, National Agricultural Library