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  • Collection: WWII Popular Culture: The Rise of the Victory Garden

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Victory garden handbook and advice manual informing and advising the home front population on how to grow a proper victory garden.

Local governments provided manuals to instruct the home front population on the proper and best way to grow a…

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Handbook with advice and instructions for growing a victory garden during the Second World War.

Local governments provided manuals to instruct the home front population on the proper and best way to grow a garden. Essentially, it was believed,…

Highland Parks's school victory garden-Russell.jpg
victory garden card used to keep track of the garden's progress. Schools provided cards, for the children participating in the victory garden program, to keep track of their gardens.

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victory garden card that certifies the garden and allows for the student to keep track of their progress. Schools provided cards, for the children participating in the victory garden program, to keep track of their gardens.

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Victory garden community plot in a vacant lot. School victory gardens were often produced in previously vacant lots. This is an image of one of the gardens that World War II home front children grew as both a school project and a way to participate…

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Student display of a victory garden. School aged children were the main people group that participated in the growing of victory gardens. They would spend the spring and summer months growing vegetables and taking care of plants. When the following…

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Diagram of how to lay out a victory garden in order to grow vegetables successfully. Images like this one were used to provide the home front population with a guide as to the correct way to layout their victory garden. The diagram provides the…

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Instructional video on the importance of nutrition. This propaganda video focuses on the importance of nutrition and what will happen to Americans if they do not eat the right type of food. This propaganda film serves as a warning as to what will…

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Instructional film on how to garden. Propaganda instructional videos told the population what they should be doing to help win the war. This film teaches the population how to properly tend and grow vegetables. It focuses mostly on the children…

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Importance of contributing to the national food supply, and grow your own food. This propaganda video highlights the farm garden, and describes the important role that famers played in the war effort. In addition to growing produce for to sell, the…
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