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Économisons le pain en mangeant des pommes de terre

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Paris (published)

  • Date:

    1915 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vernet, Yvonne (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sir Eric Maclagan, C.B.E.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 81, box D

Physical description

Poster designed by a 14 year old schoolgirl, showing a plate of steaming potatoes with a fork stuck in one, set upon a blue and red plaid tablecloth, lettered "Économisons le pain en mangeant des pommes de terre" ("Save bread by eating potatoes")

Place of Origin

Paris (published)


1915 (printed)


Vernet, Yvonne (artist)

Materials and Techniques

colour lithograph


Height: 22 in, Width: 15 in

Object history note

One of a series of designs produced by French schoolchildren for the Comité National de Prévoyance et d'Economies. (the French Committee for Welfare and Thrift)

Descriptive line

Yvonne Vernet. 'Économisons le pain en mangeant des pommes de terre'. Poster issued during the First World War. France, 1915.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1943, London: HMSO, 1956.


Colour lithography


Printed pages & sheets; Children & Childhood; Propaganda; Patriotism; Prints; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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