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American Posters: What's Cooking? @SwannGalleries

By Dotpattern @collectinghobby
American Posters: What's Cooking?Swann auction galleries 
(Auction 2252 ended 3 August 2011)

American Posters: What's Cooking? @SwannGalleries

U.S. Needs Us Strong/Eat Nutritious Food, c 1942.
At auction August 3. Estimate: $400 to $600. (
Lot 69)


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.

American Posters: What's Cooking? @SwannGalleries

Charles Livingston Bull's Save the Products of the Land/Eat More Fish, c 1918.
Estimate: $800 to $1,200. (
Lot 115)

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.

American Posters: What's Cooking? @SwannGalleries

Eat More/Eat Less, from a group of five WWI posters, c 1917.
Estimate: $700 to $1,000 for the lot. (
Lot 81)

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.

American Posters: What's Cooking? @SwannGalleries

Make Every 'Second' Count..., 1943, from a group of five posters.
Estimate: $1,000 to $1,500 for the lot. (
Lot 73)




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