|Stecher-Traung Lithograph Corporation, 1939-45|
|Herbert Bayer, 1943, NYC WPA War Services|
|James Montgomery Flagg, 1918, National War Garden Commission|
|Frederic G. Cooper, 1917, U.S. Food Administration|
I love these vintage posters encouraging citizens to contribute to the WWI and WWII war efforts by growing their own backyard produce and not wasting food. At the time, food rationing was in effect, giving the extra incentive to give gardening a go. But the posters also have quite a positive vibe. More posters HERE.
And really, the messages in these posters are just as relevant today, just with different motivations... reducing fuel use and carbon emissions, access to ripe freshly-picked produce with the highest nutrient content, supporting your local economy and contributing to future food security.
'Sow the seeds of sustainability - Grow your own or buy local'
'Every garden contributes to a greener world'
What do you think?!