Remember We Must Feed Daddy Too


This World War I poster, issued by the Canada Food Board, promotes food conservation. The illustration shows a young mother feeding a boy on her lap from a sparsely-stocked table, while a vignette of a soldier with his rifle raised appears in the background, as if in her imagination. The words, “Remember we must feed Daddy too” appear below the image, set in quotation marks. A major producer and exporter of meat, grains, and other foodstuffs, Canada ramped up output during the war to help meet the needs of Britain, France, and other allies, where agricultural production declined because of the war. Consumers at home were urged to conserve in order to free up food for export. This poster is by the Canadian artist Robert Edwin Johnston (1885–1933), who worked in Toronto as a commercial artist and in New York as a magazine illustrator. He was the brother of the well-known Canadian painter Frank (Franz) Johnston (1888–1949).

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Rous & Mann, Toronto


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1 print (poster) : offset lithograph, color ; 53 x 33 centimeters



  1. Evelyn de R. McMann, Biographical Index of Artists in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003).

Last updated: February 10, 2014