WW1 Propaganda Posters

By: Madi Good

These propaganda posters were used to persuade the general public to enlist in the army. They put more emphasis on "you" in the Uncle Sam poster to make the person reading the sign feel like them alone are important to winning the war.
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Victory bonds were loans to the government from the people that could be redeemed with interest after 5, 10, and 20 years. That way, people were more likely to donate more money since they had the opportunity to earn even more back in the future.
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In an attempt to persuade people to send food to soldiers over seas, posters like this were created. The poster is suggesting that the U.S. won't be able to win the war unless the people back home send enough food to keep the soldiers going.
To help produce and conserve food, President Wilson encouraged the public to follow the "clean plate" gospel. By doing this, there was a greater food supply for the troops.

The gardening posters were used to influence citizens to start gardens on their property to supply grains, fruits, and vegetables for their families. School children also planted gardens at their schools. As a result, the food shipments to the troops tripled.