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Photo Friday: Order Coal Now (1918)

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This poster of a man shoveling coal from a cart was created by J.C. Leyendecker for the Saturday Evening Post magazine. It was created with sponsorship from the United States Federal Fuel Administration. This World War I era agency that was orginally established in 1917 via the Food and Fuel Control Act, in part to address concerns over winter fuel shortages with responsibilities including setting and enforcing coal prices. This image is a part of the Boston Library’s “War Posters” collection.

Photo Credit: This image was created by J.C. Leyendecker, J. C. and published by Edwards & Deutsch Litho. Co., Chicago in appoximately 1918. It is now a part of the Boston Library’s “War Posters” collection and licensed via Creative Commons.

Melissa C. Lott About the Author: An engineer and researcher who works at the intersection of energy, environment, technology, and policy. Follow on Twitter @mclott.

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