ORIGINAL WWI POSTER SAVE THE PRODUCTS OF THE LAND - EAT MORE FISH by C.L. BULL linen backed

Original 1917 poster produced by the US Food Administration 20 x 30 inches linen backed

 

This is a wonderful food conservation poster created by Charles Livingston Bull for the US Food Administration in 1917 . Changing American eating habits was essential as beef production required grains which were needed for export to Europe. Eating more fish was one way of conserving.

  

Charles Livingston Bull was an American illustrator widely known for his depictions of wildlife. Born in West Walworth, N.Y. in 1874, he moved with his family to nearby Rochester, N.Y. as a youth. After his father discouraged him from pursuing a career in art, he turned instead to taxidermy, a craft which ironically proved to be a great influence on his later artistic production. 

Bull and his wife moved to Oradell, N.J., in 1910 and were known for the menagerie of animals they kept on their property (including peacocks, ducks, geese, turkeys, sheep, and fish) and a garden featuring rare plant varieties. Before his death on March 22, 1932, he was responsible for over 7000 drawings and paintings.

 

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