1917 – Bread Rationing [infographic]

September 7, 2010 |  by  |  Food
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Hello everyone. We are making a few small changes here at Daily Infographic. First and foremost, we are going to stop posting infographics on Saturday and Sunday. I know we’re Daily Infographic, but none of you seem to go to the site on the weekend…(and we’re lazy). There is a good possibility we will bring weekend posts back. If you have an opinion on weekend infographics, voice it in the comments section below.

The other change isn’t really a change. I just wanted to say I took Labor Day off. Sorry. I also learned that I don’t have as many hoes as Ludacris does, at least not in as many area codes. That could have been yesterday’s graphic? Let’s get on with today’s.

So, I’m kind of a history buff. I don’t read out of history books or anything that extreme, but I do have an interest in what has happened in the past. This infographic could be older than your grandma, or maybe even your grandma’s pet tortoise. Although the information in this graphic isn’t really of interest to you today, have some respect for the designers of the early 20th century.

The graphic does paint a sobering picture for those alive in 1917. With almost half of the nation’s bread supply being shipped off to the the allies, our ancestors all had to become bakers. The poster does get a little intense.

“Without it, Democracy is doomed.”

The ‘it’ in that sentence is a loaf of bread. Yes, Democracy’s main pillar of support is wheat and an oven. Why are we sending troops to the middle east when we could just send bakers? [Via]

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