From the Upper West Side gourmet-market district: a chalked reproduction by the sidewalk artist Hani Shihada of a poster commissioned by the U.S. War Food Administration in 1944. The text of the original poster, created by Dick Williams (and now in the public domain), continued: "I'm patriotic as can be — and ration points won't worry me!"
After the war, the U.S. Department of Agriculture re-captioned the poster, using language also suited to today: "Am I proud! I'm fighting famine — by canning food at home."
"Of Course I Can"
Hani Shihada, 2012 (after Dick Williams, 1944)
Broadway between Fairway and Zabar's, Manhattan