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  • Collection: WWII Society: A Good Man Grows a Garden

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Cartoon boy and girl playing catch. Real boy eating a nutritious meal. Healthy nutrition and access to food was very important to FDR's administration. This poster told the home front that children's nutrition was especially important. In addition,…

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Poster of a family's day. This propaganda poster emphasizes the importance of a balanced and healthy diet. Proper nutrition, such as the nutrition that a family could receive from the vegetables in the victory garden that they plant and tend, is…

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Man with a pitchfork and Woman holding a basket of vegetables. This image encourages men and women to participate in increasing the food supply. Men and women are invited to take a break during the summer months to fight the war effort on a different…

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Girl and a boy with gardening equipment. This propaganda poster invites youth to participate and experience harvesting and growing food. They are invited to work on a farm which will help increase the food supply. This poster emphasizes the voluntary…

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Girl and a boy posing with gardening equipment. This propaganda poster invites young boys and girls to be part of the larger movement of growing food. It encourages them to take part in a voluntary program that FDR has constantly told them to engage…

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Photograph of a boy and a Girl with a field full of people harvesting crops. This propaganda poster endorsed the idea that it was important for the population to grow food. Furthermore, this poster demonstrates that tending the food supply was an…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…
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