“Be Patriotic” was one of many posters issued during World War I to encourage support of the war. This poster was commissioned by the U.S. Food Administration from Paul Stahr. Stahr was an American illustrator from New York and was known for his posters, book, and magazine covers. While the exact publication date is unknown, the poster was mostly designed and published in 1918. This piece features a female personification of the United States and emphasizes patriotism in a voluntary commitment to ration food to help with the war effort. The poster was created and reproduced as a colored print at the time of it’s distribution.
WWI, poster, U.S. Food Administration, Paul Stahr, colored print