Naval Gazing

I recently came across an amazing collection of vintage Navy posters dealing with–you guessed it–food waste. Avoiding waste, to be more specific.

I’d only previously seen one of these posters, so you can imagine my excitement–especially as I’m a bit of a propaganda geek. The Navy’s Bureau of Supplies and Accounts produced this set of posters in 1944 as World War II was in full blaze.

With some, the rationale for not wasting is fairly war- or Navy-specific. But the message is universal: Watch Your Waste!

There are some nice ones in the set, but this Chow Hound one is my favorite. My dog doesn’t have any trouble eating all that she “takes,” but I’m still working on getting her to walk upright while holding her cap on her tail.

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  1. Emily
    Posted January 10, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    There are a few food waste-related WWII posters displayed at the WWII museum in New Orleans. I highly recommend it!

  2. Posted January 12, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Emily–as if there wasn’t reason enough to head to New Orleans!

  3. Posted January 10, 2012 at 3:31 am | Permalink


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