Title:First World War broadsides promoting killing of California ground squirrels
Creator/Contributor:California, State Commission of Horticulture., Rodent Control Division., creator
First World War illustrated broadsides (posters, chiefly text) from 1918, promoting killing of California ground squirrels
(including California governor William Stephens' proclamation of Squirrel Week, and commentary by U.S. Food Administration
chief Herbert Hoover and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture D.F. Houston) in order to prevent the loss of food crops considered
vital to the U.S. war effort. Squirrels are depicted as enemy combatants, wearing helmets, iron crosses and other attire of
the German military.
Mr. Farmer, join the the great spring drive -- Death to the squirrel, the spring drive is on -- It is here! Hoover wires:
"Campaign has my hearty approval...".
California. -- State Commission of Horticulture. -- Rodent Control Division -- Posters
Agricultural pests -- California -- Posters
Pests -- Control -- California -- Posters
War posters, American
World War, 1914-1918 -- Food supply -- California -- Posters
World War, 1914-1918 -- California -- Posters
California ground squirrel -- Caricatures and cartoons
Artist's signature illegible.
Title devised by cataloger.
First World War broadsides promoting killing of California ground squirrels, BANC PIC 2014.002, The Bancroft Library, University
of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Michael Maslan ; 2013.
Item description available in library.
1 folder (3 posters) : color ; 82 x 44 cm or smaller.
BANC PIC 2014.002--D