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Painting of Men Packing Food into Ice

As soldiers from the Presidio patrol with their Springfield 03 at ready, civilians queue up in bread lines for food in the aftermath of the quake. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Food For Thought

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Method of transporting rations. Food container strapped to the back of a soldier. Scene near Arras, France; 3/1917

American Red Cross - Canteens - American Red Cross Canteen, Issoudan, France. Preparing food for the officers' mess and for the enlisted men's canteen

American Red Cross - Warehouses - A.R.C. warehouse, Rue Cambrai, Paris, France, where immense quantities of food are stored until they can be distributed to the points where they are needed

Colleges and Universities - State Agricultural School - Food production

American Red Cross - Refugees - Children awaiting the distribution of food supplies and clothing at Belgrade, Serbia

Colleges and Universities - University of Kansas - Nine hundred women students of the University of Kansas assembled in a regular weekly class to receive instruction in food conservation. University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

American Red Cross - Miscellaneous - Soldiers from newly invaded France waiting for the food which is provided by the American Red Cross

American Red Cross - Headquarters & Buildings - Interior of American Red Cross Headquarters. Major Lively seated at desk in the center where he receives telegrams from soldiers forwarding food supplies that are issued by the American Red Cross

American Red Cross - Refreshments - Enroute - Traveling over roads worn and littered with wreckage of war, torn by shells, Red Cross workers carried food to the destitute prisoners and civilians

American Red Cross - Refugees - American Red Cross in Italy. Distribution of food to trainload of refugees by representatives of the American Red Cross

American Red Cross - Prisoners of War - First American Red Cross food package sent to American prisoners in Germany. American prisoners now get regular Army food, carefully varied and chosen by the A.R.C. in Switzerland. In addtion, clothing is also sent

American Red Cross - Refreshments - Enroute - Soldiers arriving at Arry-la-Ville, on their way back to the trenches often buy food etc., from the A.R.C. canteen and eat their meals in woods nearby

Missouri Women March for Domestic Food Conservation

American Red Cross - Warehouses - American Red Cross Prisoners' Relief. American Red Cross storehouses at Bumpliz, a suburb of Berne, used for storage of food

American Red Cross - Refugees - Applicants for food, clothing, and medicine at the warehouse of the American Red Cross, Salonika, Greece

Boy's Activities - U.S. Working Boy's Reserve - Boys' Food Battalion of Phoenix, Arizona

Colleges and Universities - State Agricultural School - Food production

American Red Cross - Canteens - Serving food in the American Red Cross kitchen at Trieste

Colleges and Universities - State Agricultural School - Food production

Ceremonies - Salutes and Parades - New York - Madison Square Garden crowd and signs. East side food parade

American Red Cross - In the Service of Interior - Canteen Service - Red Cross workers greet overseas mean. Food being distributed to the "Blackhawks" upon their arrival in Chicago. International Film Service

American Red Cross - Refreshments - West Point Cadets arriving in New York to act as escort of honor for the 27th Division Parade were met at station by Red Cross workers who supplied them with hot drinks and food

American Red Cross - Canteens - American Red Cross Canteen in England. Nurses being served at an American Red Cross Canteen. Soldiers, who were waiting for food, willingly conceded the nurses first place, depsite their hunger, but the nursees refused to be considered, and did the serving themselves

American Red Cross - Miscellaneous - Distributes dry groceries to Italian soldiers and refugees in Naples, Italy. Store established by the American Red Cross to relieve the food situation in Italy

American Red Cross - "Second Aid" - Furnishing food in italy. American Red Cross distributing station in Northern Italy after the Austrian evacuation. Mrs. Gertrude Hill Springer of New York City, in doorway, examining the "tessera" or food card which each person presents

Women Support Domestic Food Conservation

American Red Cross - Miscellaneous - American Red Cross in North Russia. Famine and hunger in Archangel. On the steps is seen a Russian peasant who has fallen exhausted from starvation. Large number of the Bolshevists were so underfed over long periods of time that the slightest exertion caused them to collapse. The American Red Cross of providing food for these unfortunates

American Red Cross - Prisoners of War - This is "Army C Food Box" and is sent to the prisoner a week after he is sent "Army B" Box. It contains 1lb corned beef; 1lb roast beef; 1lb salt pork; 2lbs corned beef hash; 1 can of pork and beans; 1lb dried beans; 1lb tomatoes; 2lbs corn; 2lbs corn; 2lbs peas; 4lbs hard bread; 1lb sugar; half lb cocoa; 1lb prunes; 1 pint vinegar; 80 cigarettes or their equivalent in smoking tobacco with pipe or 1 piece of chewing tobacco

American Red Cross - Refugees - American Red Cross food distribution, Coneglana, Italy

American Red Cross - Prisoners of War - Bulgarian prisoners unloading supplies for the American Red Cross on the French Auai, from a French transport, the "Rigel". There were 123 tons of food of 246,000 pounds; and much heavy machinery. Salonika is the center of the Serbian Commission of the American Red Cross, having 7 large warehouses there

American Red Cross - Canteens - A.R.C. Canteen at Orry-La-Ville, where soldiers may obtain food, tobacco, etc

American Red Cross - Warehouses - Red Cross Treasure House in the Balkans. The largest Red Cross warehouse in the Balkans is in Belgrade, Serbia, where there are thousands of tons of food, clothing and medines are stored

American Red Cross - Groups - Two of the staunchest Red Cross workers in Switzerland are Remson Whitehouse of New York (right) and Joseph Cooke Smith of Providence, R.I. Both men have lived in Switzerland for many years, being enthusiastic winter sportsmen and mountain climbers. Long before America entered the war, they were engaged in relief work in Switzerland and France, and as soon as the United States declared war they devoted their entire time to Red Cross relief work. For sometime Mr. Smith sent packages of food and clothing to american prisoners in Germany at his own expense, particularly to the crew of the Yarrowdale. He is now in charge of relief work for repatriated Italian soldiers. Mr. Whitehouse is at present acting as a liason officer between the Red Cross and American Embassy

American Red Cross - Refugees - Furnishing food in Italy. Food line at the American Red Cross post in Oderzo, Italy

American Red Cross - Miscellaneous - The American Red Cross in Italy. American Red Cross officer in a front line trench in Italy consulting with Italian military authority as to the establishment of a rolling canteen to supply hot and cold drinks and food to Italian soldiers in action

American Red Cross - Vehicles - American Red Cross in Italy. Trucks carrying food, crossing a pontoon bridge on the Piave

American Red Cross - Vehicles - Red Cross food post in Italy. American Red Cross post for food distribution. Oderzo, Italy, after Austrian evacuation. In the foreground Lieut. F.P. Fairbanks, N.Y. artist in charge

American Red Cross - Miscellaneous - Greeting American Red Cross in Kowel, Poland. Nearly all inhabitants of this town on borderland of Poland and Russia came down to the Railway Station to see the Red Cross Physicians and nurses come in with flour, food and medical supplies tohelp them fight their typhus epidemic

American Red Cross - Groups - Women in charge of canteen for soldiers in transit. Left to right: Mrs. Gordon Abbott, Mrs. J.F. Turner, and Mrs. Louis Stoddard. These women are in charge of the food distribution to soldiers in transit, which is a part of the commissary work voluntarily taken over by the Red Cross early in the war

American Red Cross - Child Welfare Exhibition - The all important work of the baby's food explained to group of mothers by Miss Geberdine, at the A.R.C. Child Welfare Exhibition. St. Etieenne, France

Colleges and Universities - Hampton Institute - War activities of Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia.. The big school instruction farm of 835 acres has been used during the war to produce crops of wheat, corn, and other food stuffs

Colleges and Universities - State Agricultural School - Food production

American Red Cross - Prisoners of War - At last - useful Bulgarians!! A few Bulgarian prisoners usefully employed in unloading American Red Cross supplies from a French transport at Saloniki. In the 2,300 boxes of the shipment were food and farm machinery to help war victims get a new start in life. Saloniki is the base of the Serbian Commission of the American Red Cross, seven large warehouses being located here

Boy's Activities - Agriculture - Allegheny Lackawanna and Luzerne County, PA., boys and girls make gardens and can fruit for conservation of food in accordance with government requests

Western front. Removing entrails and hangging up butchered pigs

American Red Cross - Supplies - Food and clothing distributed at Chernavoda, Roumania, shows evidence of German occupation very plainly in this hall

American Red Cross - Prisoners of War - "Army B Food Box" and is sent the prisoner a week after he is sent "A Box." It contains 1lb corned beef; 1lb roast beef; 1lb salmon; 2lbs corned beef hash; 1 can of pork and beans; 1lb tomatoes; 1 can of corn; 2 cans of peas; 4lbs hard bread; 1lb rice; 1 pint of evaporated milk; 1lb sugar; 1lb coffee; 1lb jam; raisins or figs; 80 cigarettes or in place of cigarettes 4 pkgs smoking tobacco or one cut of chewing tobacco

American Red Cross - Vehicles - A.R.C. workers taking truck load of food to Sedan, the first food that the people of that city had been seen since the Germans left it seven days before

American Red Cross - Prisoners of War - This is Army "A" food box and is sent the prisoner a week after he is sent the First Parcel. This package contains corned beef, 1lb salt pork, 1lb can slamon, 2lbs corned beef hash, 1 can pork and beans, 1lb tomatoes, 2 cans of corn, 2 cans of peas, 3lbs hard bread; 1lb butter; 1lb sugar; 1lb prunes; 1 bar of soap; 80 cigarettes; 4 pkgs of tobacco or one cut of chewing tobacco

Boy's Activities - Agriculture - Francis King, Boy Scout, who has signed the U.S. Food Administration pledge and canned the produce of his garden

American Red Cross - Canteens - In the A.R.C. Canteen at Chateauroux, France

American Red Cross - Rehabilitation - A.R.C. dietician preparing special food for mutiles who are on a diet at the school for re-education of mutiles. Near Paris, France

American Red Cross - Refugees - Serbian refugees cared for by American Red Cross. The starving and homeless people of Serbia are now being cared for by American Red Cross workers. Food and clothing have been distributed and in some cases homes have been built. Here is a group of homeless people waiting for a Red Cross wagon to take them to a place of safety and comfort

American Red Cross - Vehicles - American Red Cross in Italy. Red Cross supply truck loading with food for destitute section north of the Piave

American Red Cross - Refugees - American Red Cross aids the homeless Serbian refugees. The first victims of German "Kulture" and probably the most oppressed, the Serbs are destitue and homeless but the great army of the American Red Cross provides food and clothing

Western front. Scraping butchered pigs

American Red Cross - Canteens - An American Red Cross Soup Kitchen at Bucharest, Roumania, preparing a luncheon of American breakfast food from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Six stoves of this primitive pattern are used in this canteen which feeds 500 children daily

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Photograph of Pennsylvania Food Conservation Train Exhibit on Weekly Food Savings

Photograph of Pennsylvania Food Conservation Train Exhibit on Conservation and Food Substitutes

Photograph of Pennsylvania Food Conservation Train Exhibit on Weekly Food Savings

Photograph of Pennsylvania Food Conservation Train Exhibit on Food and Water Storage

Exterior of the Pennsylvania Food Conservation Train

Photograph of one of the Pennsylvania Food Conservation Train Exhibit Cars

Photograph of one of the Pennsylvania Food Conservation Train Exhibit Cars

Photograph of one of the Pennsylvania Food Conservation Train Exhibit Cars

Photograph of Pennsylvania Food Conservation Train Exhibit on the Uses of Fats

Photograph of Pennsylvania Food Conservation Train Female Volunteer Measuring Ingredients

Photograph of Woman Standing in front of the Pennsylvania Food Conservation Train

Photograph of one of the Pennsylvania Food Conservation Train Exhibit Cars

Photograph of Pennsylvania Food Conservation Train Exhibit on Buying Home Products to Save Fuel

Photograph of Pennsylvania Food Conservation Train Exhibit on Saving Fuel

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Community Food Demonstration

Equipment (Army Weasel Transporting Food for Livestock)

Farming (Food Head Planting a Garden)

Photograph of a Farm Woman Checking Pantry Supplies

Photograph of U.S. Food Administration Records Arriving at the National Archives Building

Photograph of Workers Moving U.S. Food Administration Records from White House Garage to the National Archives Building

Photograph of U.S. Food Administration Records Arriving at the National Archives Building

Photograph of U.S. Food Administration Records Being Received at the National Archives Building

Photograph of U.S. Food Administration Records Arriving at the National Archives Building

Photograph of Workers Moving U.S. Food Administration Records from White House Garage to the National Archives Building

Photograph of U.S. Food Administration Records Being Received at the National Archives Building

Photograph of Ruffed Grouse Food Shelter at Beaver Lake in Delta, Wisconsin

Photograph of Ring Necked Pheasant Food Shelter on a River Flat of the White River in Delta, Wisconsin

Photograph of Food Administration Records Temporarily Being Stored in Tiers 16-18 in the National Archives Building

Photograph of Upland Game Bird Food Patch of Buckwheat

Photograph of One-Fourth Acre Game Food Patch in the Vesuvius Game Propagation Area

FOOD

Where are men are Fighting. Our Food Is Fighting. Buy Wisely - Cook carefully - Store carefully - use leftovers

Senator Harry S. Truman and Others Eating Chinese Food

FOOD Comes FIRST

U.S. Needs Us Strong... Every Day-Eat Some Food From Each of the Basic 7!

"FOOD FIGHTS FOR FREEDOM!!!"

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