Exhibit 2. Victory of the Garden: Selling and Remembering the WWII Victory Garden

This exhibit focuses on the promotion and memory of the World War II victory garden. This portion of the exhibit examines history through a social lens, paying specific attention to the way that the idea of the victory garden was constructed and preserved. The first section of the exhibit analyzes the colorful propaganda posters that were used to encourage the home front population to participate in the war effort. The second portion of the exhibit analyzes the way that children’s authors promote the memory of the victory garden.