New York State Archives, NYSA_A3167-78A_B6_Reports_Patriotic_Soc_Liberty_Bread_Shop
Liberty Bread Shop poster, Dorchester, MA, advertising the sale of "wheat substitute breads and cooked cereals" during World War I. This advertisement was included in "Reports from Patriotic Societies," c. 1917.
Why did this bread store participate in the effort to reduce the consumption of wheat?
What reasons did the poster give for saving wheat?
How do you think this bread shop may have benefited from the advertisement of wheat substitutes and bread making demonstrations?
How do you think American citizens felt about conservation of food for the war effort?
Besides food items, what other products were Americans asked to conserve during World War I? Why was there a shortage of these items? How did Americans respond to the request for conservation of these products?
Math: If free demonstrations increased the Liberty Bread Shop’s sales by 22% daily and the sales on days without demonstrations were $200.00, how much would the shop increase its profits if it offered demonstrations for 7 days in a row?
Art: Design your own poster advertising conservation of an item that is in reduced supply today.
Van Hise, Charles R. Conservation and Regulation in the United States during the World War: Part II Madison, WI, 1918.