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Can All You Can, it's a Real War Job!
Can All You Can, it's a Real War Job!
Resource Typeimage
TitleCan All You Can, it's a Real War Job!
Coverage / Year1943
DescriptionPoster, color, 7.5 x 10.5 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
InterpretationMany foods, including coffee, tea, butter, meat, frozen and canned vegetables were rationed during World War II. Americans were encouraged to plant "victory gardens" to help provide food for their families and neighbors. Women often preserved the excess produce from these gardens through home canning. Canning is a food preservation system that involves precooking and then air-tight sealing of food in jars, which are then immersed in a hot water "bath" for a specified period of time. This hot water "bath" is intended to kill off contaminants that may have survived the processing. If the contents of the jars were very acidic, such as tomatoes, there was less danger of the canned food spoiling. Other, less-acidic, home-canned foods were protected from spoiling by the use of brines, sugar, or salt as preservatives and for flavor.
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II;
Learning Standards14 Political systems; 16 History;
Author or CreatorUnited States. Office of War Information;
Subject / KeywordsCanning and preserving--United States; Food conservation--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Food supply--United States; World War II; War posters, American
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library;
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource Identifierww20110p
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