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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…

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This timeline highlights the major periods in American history where the government endorsed and encouraged the United States to participate in the growing of a garden. It shows that government-endorsed gardening is deeply rooted in United States…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Poster of FDR's Four Freedom Speech. The idea of freedom was very important to Franklin Roosevelt. He gave a speech highlighting the types of freedom that he believed people should have. One of these four freedoms was freedom form want. Although it…

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Visual interpretation of FDR's Four Freedom's speech. A family sitting down to to eat turkey dinner. Norman Rockwell painted a series of four pictures interpreting Franklin Roosevelt's "Four Freedoms" speech. This image demonstrates the third…

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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…

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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…

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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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