American Posters: What's Cooking?

U.S. Needs Us Strong/Eat Nutritious Food, c 1942.
At auction August 3. Estimate: $400 to $600.
A new exhibition at the National Archives in Washington, DC entitled "What's Cooking, Uncle Sam?" examines the government's effect on the American diet. 

Charles Livingston Bull's Save the Products of the Land/Eat More Fish, c 1918.
Estimate: $800 to $1,200.
According to a recent article in the New York Times, the show goes deeper than the food pyramid and food-safety concerns of recent decades, and explores how the government campaigned against malnutrition, encouraged citizens to conserve during wartime, and the dubious history of ketchup.

Eat More/Eat Less, from a group of five WWI posters, c 1917.
Estimate: $700 to $1,000 for the lot.
Swann has offered many government-issued food-related posters over the years, and there are many fine examples--most issued during WWI and II-- in our August 3 Vintage Posters auction

Make Every 'Second' Count..., 1943, from a group of five posters.
Estimate: $1,000 to $1,500 for the lot.

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