Better Pot Luck Than Humble Pie - Don't Waste Food!
- Catalogue number
- Art.IWM PST 3108
- Place made
- Great Britain
- Subject period
- medium: photolithograph
- support: paper
- Image: Height 508 mm
- Image: Width 381 mm
- Alternative Names
- object category: Poster
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whole: The images are positioned in the upper left and lower right, with text in black and red incorporated above, between, below and alongside the two images. image: In the upper half a caricature of the head of Churchill as a lidded casserole, confidently steaming. Below a pie dish with a caricatured face of Hitler, replete with saluting arm and moustache. text: BETTER POT LUCK WITH CHURCHILL TODAY THAN HUMBLE PIE WITH HITLER TOMORROW - DON'T WASTE FOOD!
The poster makes the direct connection between individual lifestyles and the national war effort and reflects the British Government’s efforts to manage the national economy. As part of that, it was vital that individuals were persuaded and educated to eat sensibly, carefully and with a collective conscience in order to release resources for production and fighting.
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