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JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (1870-1960) SOW THE SEEDS OF VICTORY / INSURE THE FRUITS OF PEACE. 1918. 33x22 inches, 83 3/4x56 cm. Condition B+: creases, tears and abrasions in margins; replaced loss in lower right corner with tape on verso; pin holes in upper corners. Paper. Asked to conserve food during the war and to grow their own in so-called Victory Gardens, "Americans were urged to cut back on wheat, the single most vital food item, and to eat corn and barley instead, which were in good supply. Meatless and wheatless days each week were patriotically subscribed to by America's families . . . [but] Hoover often wondered about his standing with America's boys and girls, for he knew that his name was linked to every dreaded vegetable children were made to swallow" (Rawls p. 118). Other text variants read "Every Garden a Munition Plant" and "Will You Have a Part in Victory?" Flagg p. 73 (var), Rawls p. 60 (var), Borkan p. 82, Theofiles p. 83 (var).