13 great posters on preserving food, when it was life or death

Lloyd Alter

Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter)
Living / Green Food
September 26, 2012

Waste Not Want Not

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Prepare for Winter

credit: McGill Collection

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It's that time of year when the harvest is coming in, and people are boiling bottles doing their canning. It has become a popular hobby and a great way to save money, but during World War I and II it was a critical part of the war effort. Twenty million American families had victory gardens, and when autumn came, much of that had to be preserved. As in this WWI poster from the McGill Canadian War Poster collection shows, mom passed on the skills to daughter.

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