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Follow The Pied Piper.



Victory Gardens and Education

And now, the original story. The moral of the Pied Piper of Hamelin is greed not good deeds. The Chief of Hamelin promised ten bags of gold to anyone that freed the town of rats. One day a stranger from a far away land in colorful clothes, a feathered hat, and a fife suddenly appeared. Playing a wonderful tune, he led all the vermin out to the sea. When he asked for his reward, the townspeople reasoned…all the rats are gone so why pay.

Immediately the Pied Piper began playing and every girl and boy followed the magic music to a cave. The Pied Piper reasoned that the townspeople would regret their greedy ways. Frightened and ashamed of their greed they begged for forgiveness and offered twenty bags of gold. The Pied Piper let the children go and Hamelin learnt never to be ungrateful and greedy.

Rumor is that many of the Hamelin townspeople came to America and brought their new generous ways with them.

Almost 100 years ago in 1917 America went to war to help our allies as farmland was turned into battlefields and our European allies were facing starvation. In order to provide U.S. troops and allies with the sustenance required to maintain their strength and vitality, on August 10, 1917 the U.S. Food Administration was founded to manage the wartime supply, conservation, distribution and transportation of food.

This Pied Piper Tee is a great gift and moral lesson. When you wear this bit of history, you're starting a huge conversation in the best and worst side of humanity. 

Made in the USA from 100% cotton

This high-quality Follow The Pied Piper Tee from Bella+Canvas is U.S. made. We selected this U.S.A. 100% jersey cotton Tee because it looks great on both men and women. This classic fits like an all-time favorite, featuring a double ribbed neckband for hardy wear.The artist is Maginel Wright Barney, younger sister of Frank Lloyd Wright.


Unisex Size Chest-to-Fit
S Small 34" to 37"
M Medium 38" to 41"
L Large 42" to 45"

For other colors or for children sizes please go to our contact page and let us know what you would like.

Victory Garden Art to Help our Vets

  • Title: Follow the Pied Piper. Join the United States School Garden Army
  • Printer: The Graphic Company, Washington D.C.
  • Created/Published: 1918 by Maginel Wright Barney (artist)
  • Medium: Lithographic print (poster): Colored art printed in 4-color process.
  • Summary: Poster shows Uncle Sam playing a fife, leading a group of children carrying garden tools and a seed bag.
  • Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-3691
  • Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.

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