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

AUCTION 83 | Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at 1:00pm
Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Holy Land Maps, Ceremonial Objects, Fine & Graphic Art

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Lot 26

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

Yiddish text. Lithographed poster by <<Charles Edward Chambers>> (1883-1941). 19 x 30 inches (48 x 76 cm). Framed.

New York: (1917)

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. Waste Nothing.” See Judah L. Magnes Museum Catalogue, Witnesses to History: The Jewish Poster (1989) p. 16.