World War I Gardners
Maginel Wright Enright (1877-1966)
Follow the Pied Piper
Color lithograph, 1918
Prints & Photographs Division
In 1918 Maginel Wright Enright, sister of Frank Lloyd Wright, submitted
to the Division of Pictorial Publicity a pencil sketch for this
poster that depicted Uncle Sam as the Pied Piper, in order to stimulate
interest in creating war gardens among the country's school children.
This national campaign was launched in 1917 to increase the food
supply during World War I.
Enright's design was highly praised by Secretary of the Interior
Frederick Lane. He wrote, "I think it is a beautiful piece of work
. . . I am sure a great many children will find their hearts stirred
by the picture, and no older person can look at it without a thrill
of loyalty and desire to do his part."