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Poster, Food Is a Weapon, 1943

This is a Poster. It was published by Office of War Information. It is dated 1943 and we acquired it in 1987. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This poster shines a spotlight on a plate of chicken bones, pulling drama from mundane circumstances. The arresting headline heightens the emotional intensity.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Cleaning Your Plate for Your Country.

This object was donated by Unknown donor: unsolicited gift. It is credited Gift of Unknown Donor.

Our curators have highlighted 6 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Print, Aim High!, 1943
  • offset lithograph on glossy white paper.
  • Museum purchase through gift of the Taub Foundation.
  • 2016-54-55

Its dimensions are

H x W: 57.8 × 41.6 cm (22 3/4 × 16 3/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, Food Is a Weapon, 1943; Published by Office of War Information ; USA; lithograph on paper; H x W: 57.8 × 41.6 cm (22 3/4 × 16 3/8 in.); Gift of Unknown Donor; 1987-24-23

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