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Waste not, want not

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During the First World War, across the country, homemakers were encouraged to stringently economize. This is a selection of pamphlets and posters exhorting the importance of gardening and preserving, of cutting back on food consumption, especially of meat and wheat, and of reducing waste.

  • A second card says: 'Hang your pledge by a cord or a ribbon in the dining room where your household can see it daily.' And it also urges households to 'Place your Win-the-War card prominently in your window where the public can see it and where the members of the household can read the imperative reasons for food saving set forth on the back.'

    A second card says: 'Hang your pledge by a cord or a ribbon in the dining room where your household can see it daily.' And it also urges households to 'Place your Win-the-War card prominently in your window where the public can see it and where the members of the household can read the imperative reasons for food saving set forth on the back.'

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