|"A Lunch That Packs a Punch"|
Coupon Cookery by Prudence Penny
Welcome to this very substantial supplemental post for Episode 12 all about Victory lunch boxes - what they were and what went in them! I've got a lot of great images for you today, so scroll through to your heart's content!
Propaganda & Ads:
|"Avoid Fatigue - Eat a Lunch That Packs a Punch!"|
National Archives via Wikimedia Commons
|Note the "Victory VU" lunch box!|
Life magazine (date unknown)
|Campbell's Soup ad|
Women's Home Companion
|Hostess Cup Cakes ad|
Victory Recipes, 1943
|Argosy Magazine cover|
|Nucoa margarine ad|
Better Homes & Gardens
16 Mar 1942
Here are some Victory lunch box-themed cookbooks and pamphlets from my collection!
Exact date unknown
Here are a couple images from this last cookbook - Health for Victory: How to Pack Lunch Boxes for War Workers. They feature suggested food groups to include every day and a month's worth of lunch box menus!
|"School Days" Bread with a lovely|
|Delicious Date-Nut Bread|
|Molasses Cookies with Lemon Buttercream Frosting|
A very big THANK YOU to my friend Stephanie Batroni Pitchers for allowing me to use the photos of the amazing Victory VU lunch box in her war worker's collection! You can find her on Instagram @topsailred.
History in the Kitchen - Victory Lunch Boxes Parts 1 - 3
Lunch in Wartime
History in the Kitchen: Wartime Lunch Box
The War in My Kitchen - What Husky Men Doing Active Work Like Best
The Lunch Box Goes to Work for Victory
Health for Victory: How to Pack Lunch Boxes for War Workers, 1943
Victory Recipes, 1942-1945.
Ration Cook Book. Demetria M. Taylor, 1943.
Coupon Cookery. Prudence Penny, 1943.
What Do We Eat Now? Helen Robertson, Sarah MacLeod, Frances Preston, 1942.
The Lunchbox is On the March (Canada)
Industrial Feeding Outline for Management, 1943
Document with 3 pages.
Eat a Lunch That Packs a Punch
Wartime Nutrition, 1943 film.
United States. War Food Administration. Eat the Basic 7-- every day! : eat a lunch that packs a punch!, poster, 1943; [Washington, D.C.]. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc619/m1/1/: accessed November 3, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.
Argosy magazine, July 1944, cover art by Arthur Saron Sarnoff.