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Celebrating History: Russell food administration paintings in the news


By Emily Mayer

The news in the July 6, 1918, edition of The Havre Plaindealer was interesting in many ways. The now-normal pleas from U.S. Food Administrator Herbert Hoover to further reduce food consumption were made, and housewives were encouraged to can fruits and vegetables to get through the winter ahead. The two pictures Charlie Russell painted for the Montana Food Administration also were making news.

The “Russell” Pictures

The food administration in Montana for whom the “cowboy artist,” Charles M. Russell, has painted two color posters, is informed now that the posters w...

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