Clinker and Dwyer: Don’t Waste Food While Others Starve! 1917. Gaunt Mother and desperate children loom above a crowd of suffering civilians. Shattered cathedral in the background indicates France or Belgium as the setting for this memorable scene. America’s generous foreign aid policy started during World War I. As Rawls notes famine in Belgium was chiefly blamed on the Germans. This suited Britain, blockading lest its food wind up in Germany. The blockade was finally lifted and 60 cargo ships loaded with food sponsored by The U.S. Food Commission saved millions of subjected people from starvation. 30×20 near mint, conservation backed.
Bibliography: Walton Rawls Wake Up, America! page 47.