FOR HOME AND COUNTRY
Understanding a mass propaganda campaign
The first massive propaganda campaign of the twentieth century was
targeted at non-combatant Americans
in order to get them to support the Great War (WW 1) effort.
According to Celia Malone Kingsbury author of the book "For Home and
Country", a major propaganda campaign
encompassing magazines, cookbooks, children's books, novels, food
agencies and commercial items was
targeted at women and their role in the home and relationship with
This sterling silver spoon manufactured by F & S (probably
Fattorini and Sons of Bradford England but the markings look
'American') and was probably sold at jewelry stores
along with other items supporting this war effort.
Example of a poster supporting this public effort
popular jewelry pin
The 'For Home and Country' propaganda campaign was a historical event
with which I was not familiar
so I found it to be interesting. This spoon is one of the few remaining
items from this historic war effort.
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