Summer of the Archives

Have you ever scrolled through the many items in the North Carolina Digital Collections and discovered a hidden treasure? Each week this summer we will highlight an item from our collection in the hopes of inspiring you to discover new-to-you materials in our digital collections.

World War I poster encouraging civilians to eat cottage cheese instead of meat. [MilColl.WWI.Posters.5.39.c2]

World War I poster encouraging civilians to eat cottage cheese instead of meat. [MilColl.WWI.Posters.5.39.c2]

Eat More Cottage Cheese.  With the gears of war shifting into motion, the United States promoted a home front campaign to conserve resources and focus the attention of its citizens onto the war.  Posters were created, many precursors to the more advanced propaganda machine of World War II.  This poster from the World War I Papers Military Collection encourages the civilian population to eat more cottage cheese in an attempt to conserve meat for the troops. For more information about the home front in North Carolina, check out this NCpedia article.

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