Tag: Victory canner
Today’s “What’s Cooking Wednesdays” guest post comes from Kimberlee Ried, public programs specialist at the National Archives in Kansas City.
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest tossed,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.
These words, written by Emma Lazarus, are inscribed on the tablet held by the Statue of Liberty, given as a gift to the United States from France in 1886. This iconic statue has symbolized patriotism and freedom often associated with the United States.
This “Be a Victory Canner” poster, found in the records of the National Archives at Kansas City, was created by a child during World War I. The drawing evokes similar patriotic undertones with the depiction of Lady Liberty as a Victory Canner.
The poster is found in the Records of the U.S. Food Administration, a short-lived federal agency created in 1917 as a part of the Food and Fuel Control Act. During World War I this agency was responsible for regulating the supply, distribution, and conservation of products for the Allies. Such items needed for conservation were fuel, wool, sugar, and wheat.
This “Be a Victory Canner” poster is one of eight created by elementary students in Iowa as a part of the publicity and propaganda activities coordinated by the … [ Read all ]
Posted by Hilary on August 10, 2011, under - World War I, Uncategorized, Unusual documents, What's Cooking Wednesdays.
Tags: Emma Lazarus, Kimberlee Ried, poster contest, Statue of Liberty, U.S. Food Administration, Victory canner, What's Cooking Wednesdays, WWI