“Shpeyz Vet Gevenen die Krieg!” [“Food Will Win the War!”].

AUCTION 75 | Thursday, March 08th, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Auction of Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Antiquities, Ceremonial Objects & Graphic Art

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Lot 72

“Shpeyz Vet Gevenen die Krieg!” [“Food Will Win the War!”].

Yiddish text. Lithograph poster by Charles Edward Chambers (1883-1941). 30 x 20 inches (76.2 x 50.8 cm). Linen-backed.

New York, (1918):

Est: $800 - $1,200
This poster issued by the United States Food Administration engages in moral exhortation, intimating to newly-naturalized citizens that the way to repay America for its welcome-mat, is by supporting the Allies in the war effort: “You Came Here to Find Freedom, Now You Must Help Defend it. We Must Supply the Allies With Wheat. Do Not Let Anything Go to Waste.” See Judah L. Magnes Museum Catalogue, Witnesses to History: The Jewish Poster (1989) p. 16.