Old Town Print Gallery

Lick the Platter Clean Poster

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Style: Fine Art Paper Print
Size: 7.1x10

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Usually ready in 2-4 days

This unique vintage poster was released by the U.S. War Food Administration in 1944. The poster features Jack Sprat and his wife holding a clean platter, encouraging viewers to "lick the platter clean" in an effort to not waste food during wartime.

This poster transports viewers back in time to the age of World War II, when it was much more commonplace than today for the everyday life of civilians to be impacted by the war. With its bright red background, the poster beckons viewers to read its message and take it to heart.

Produced with precision in our Alexandria, VA-based studio, each reproduction print speaks to our unwavering commitment to quality. We have digitally restored this historic poster, ridding it of any dust, dirt, and damage gathered over the decades. Would you like to know more about our restoration process and materials? Let's go there!

We understand each customer's needs are unique. Need a custom size? Have any special requests? We are all ears!

Vintage posters were not made in standard sizes, so unfortunately we aren't able to offer all of our posters in the exact same sizes. In an effort to create a standard system, the sizing for our posters is based on the long dimension of each image. While the short dimensions will vary, you can order multiple prints with the same long dimension to create a uniform look when displaying your prints.

Made in the USA

All of our prints are made at our studio in Alexandria, Virginia.

Quick Turnaround

Our prints are made to order, and are typically ready for shipping/pickup within 3-5 days.

Pricing Range

We offer all products in multiples formats and sizes, so there's something to fit every budget.

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