WWII Society: A Good Man Grows a Garden

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WWII Society: A Good Man Grows a Garden

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WWII Victory Garden: Visual Documents-Propaganda Posters

This collection focuses on the home front population, and takes a look at the type of propaganda that they were exposed too during WWII. The propaganda posters informed the population that, by participating in patriotic projects, they were good citizens.

Items in the WWII Society: A Good Man Grows a Garden Collection

Plant a Victory Garden
This poster portrays a family tending a victory garden. This propaganda poster was used to encourage the World war II home front population to grow victory gardens. The poster proudly proclaims the words " Plant a victory garden", "Our food is…

Grow Your Own: Be Sure!
Red, White, and Blue "V" ribbon surrounded by vegetables. Franklin Roosevelt realized that he could use propaganda posters as a way to encourage the home front to participate in growing a victory garden. His administration used colorful posters to…

Your Victory Garden Counts More Than Ever!
A pile of vegetables in the foreground, garden being tended by a man and a woman. Propaganda posters held an emotional appeal. Their bright colors and catch slogans were used to convince the home front population that it was not only their patriotic…

War Gardens For Victory: Grow Vitamins At Your Kitchen Door
A girl holding a basket of vegetables and a hoe. Even though growing a victory garden actually required labor intensive work, propaganda posters emphasized the ease of having fresh vegetables, full of vitamins, in close proximity. The home front…

Grow it Yourself: Plan a Farm Garden Now!
Poster of vegetable farm garden being watered. This propaganda poster encourages the home front to grow the type of garden that will supply an abundance of food.The poster tells the home front to grow a "Farm Garden", which reflects the idea that a…

Eat the Basic 7: Every Day!
Food wheel that demonstrates how much food and what types of food should be eaten. This poster informs the population on the various foods that they should eat in order to have a healthy diet. There is an emphasis on produce, as three of the seven…

Fill It! Help Harvest War Crops
Empty basket being held by two hands, farm fields in the background with people harvesting crops. This propaganda poster advertises two things. The first is the importance of participating in the growing of food. Even if you were unable to grow your…

Food is a Weapon: Don't Waste it!
Empty plate with bones on it. This poster shows the importance that food had during the Second World War. In his speeches, Franklin Roosevelt, constantly referred to food being a powerful resource, and often equated the value of food to being as…

Where Our Men are Fighting, Our Food is Fighting
Food crate being parachuted down accompanied with two soldiers. FDR's administration valued food. They constantly told the home front population how important it was. They endorsed the policy of having Americans grow their own food because it…

Homemaker's War Guide
Chart describing the proper nutrition the home front population should be eating. This poster informed the home front population on all the ways that they could conserve and reuse items in order to make them last. The propaganda poster provides…