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Food Will Win the War - You cam here seeking Freedom - You must now help to preserve it - Wheat is needed for the allies - Waste nothing

Accession Number
1954/2.35.17

Title
Food Will Win the War - You cam here seeking Freedom - You must now help to preserve it - Wheat is needed for the allies - Waste nothing

Artist(s)
Charles Edward Chambers

Object Creation Date
1917-1918

Medium & Support
color lithograph on paper

Dimensions
36 1/16 x 24 1/16 in. (91.5 x 61 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Maurice F. Lyons

Label copy
Standing on a New York harbor pier, a group of immigrants of many nationalities are watching the arrival of a ship in the foreground, a gesturing man seems to admonish a woman carrying a basket of food to help the cause of freedom by not wasting food. In the background of this scene is the symbol of the freedom, the Statue of Liberty; and above the scene is a red, white and blue rainbow in the sky. The image is clearly designed to appeal to the enormous American immigrant population, and this fact is underscored by the existence of at least two foreign language versions in Yiddish and Spanish. In the use of a simple text, symbolic colors and the famous emblem of the State of Liberty, the designer, Charles E. Chambers created a meaningful image for a specific audience.

Physical Description
Text: Food Will Win the War - You cam here seeking Freedom - You must now help to preserve it - Wheat is needed for the allies - Waste nothing - United States Food Administration

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Manhattan
Text-based Art
World War I
food
groups
modern and contemporary art
posters
seas
ships
wars

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