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.