"Lick the Platter Clean, Don't Waste Food" features a tall, thin man and a short, stout woman showing a shining clean brass platter. They are both dressed in old-fashioned, even Medieval-looking clothing, as befitting fairy tale characters.
Of course, they are Jack Sprat and his wife, from the famous nursery rhyme:
"Jack Sprat could eat no fat,
his wife could eat no lean,
but between the two of them,
they licked the platter clean."
The fairytale cartoon style is distinctive to artist Vernon Grant, who is probably best known for creating the original "Snap, Crackle, and Pop" characters for Rice Krispies cereal in 1933.
The message, of course, was a frequent one, although more often directed at soldiers and seamen than ordinary Americans, for whom the focus was more on food storage and cooking than eating. But the idea of not wasting food you took remains even today, when parents exhort their children to clean their plates.
Did you grow up with the Jack Sprat rhyme? Were you told to clean your plate growing up? Let us know in the comments!