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It was a different time.  The world had experienced many years of economic hardships and now people were being asked to give up more.   The propaganda machine was geared up to make sure that everyone on the homefront did their part to aide in the effort.  The messages were simple, symbolic, and very patriotic.

Although canned foods were rationed items, there were relatively few food shortages in W.W. II-era America.  The call to plant a Victory Garden was answered by nearly 20 million Americans.  These gardens produced up to 40% of all that was consumed.

  Groundwork for Victory
The National Archives

Title: "Groundwork for Victory: Grow More in '44"

Artist: Norman Kenyon
Creating Organization: Office of Government Reports. United States Information Service. Division of Public Inquiry. Bureau of Special Services, OWI

Title: "Plant A Victory Garden: Our Food Is Fighting"

Artist: Robert Gwathney
Creating Organization: Office of Government Reports. United States Information Service. Division of Public Inquiry. Bureau of Special Services, OWI
Size: 28 x 22 inches
Subject:  Family at the task of "Victory Gardening"

  Plant A Victory Garden
The  National Archives
 

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