Post-WWII Popular Culture: The Empty Garden

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Post-WWII Popular Culture: The Empty Garden

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Remembering Victory Gardens: Visual Documents- Nontraditional documents

This collection explores the way that victory gardens are alluded to in contemporary society. It is called "The Empty Garden" because the victory garden that is being presented is no longer a physical garden, rather it is an idea that is explored through sound.

Items in the Post-WWII Popular Culture: The Empty Garden Collection

Cucumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch holding a cucumber in a garden green house. This is an image which was posted on social media. It demonstrates that gardening continues to play a role in our society today. Like previous eras of history, specifically the…

Victory Garden Song List
Screen capture of iTunes song list titled Victory Garden. The World War II victory garden seems to be a thing of the past, however, approximately seventy years after the most prominent era of government-endorsed gardening, the term victory garden…

The Victory Garden PBS Podcast
Gardening advice podcast, which carries on the traditions of providing advice to people growing gardens. Out of all the ways that the victory garden has been remembered in our society since the days of World War II, the Victory Garden television…

Victory Garden Album Cover Art: Bill Mallonee & Victory Garden
Band who titled their album Victory Garden. One of the most prominent ways that the memory of the victory garden is carried on is through music. While the music does not specifically talk about WWII victory gardens, there is a song titled "Flowers"…

"What's Left Behind" by the band Victory Garden
Cover art for the band Victory Garden. Once again, another band chose to name themselves Victory Garden. They also don't particularly talk about growing vegetables or World War II, however, the tone throughout their music is somewhat haunted and sad,…

Victory Garden Cover Art: Laura Barrett
Cover art for the album victory garden. The songs on this album titled "Victory Gardens" are more nature-oriented and whimsical. They support the more positive emotional response to the World War II victory garden, demonstrating the continuation of…

Cover Art for Victory Garden: Band Number Eight
cover art for an album titled victory garden. This album plays on the nostalgic feelings that surround the World War II victory garden. Again, it does not actually address World War II or gardening, but it provides a reminiscent vibe that it's…

Share This If You Think Every School Should Have A Garden: Grow Food Not Lawns (Part 2 of 2)
This post accompanies the photo that depicts children learning about how to grow their own food. It was posted on a social media site in order to draw attention to the importance of gardening in the public school system. It is in agreement with the…

Share This If You Think Every School Should Have A Garden: Grow Food Not Lawns (1 of 2)
This image depicts children learning about how to grow their own food. It was posted on a social media site in order to draw attention to the importance of gardening in the public school system. It is in agreement with the government-endorsed…