: This photograph of a contour garden sponsored by the Firestone Corporation of Akron, Ohio, was taken around 1944. Many companies like Firestone supported the Victory Garden program during World War II by experimenting with the most efficient garden types. The photograph was printed in the pamphlet "Manual for Company-Employee Gardens" by the National Victory Garden Institute. The pamphlet is 38 long pages and measures 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm). During World War II (1941-1945), many people supplemented the food they had available for personal use by planting vegetable gardens, both to support the war effort and due to food shortages and rationing. The gardens were promoted widely by the government and industry, and were known as "victory gardens" due to their importance to the war effort. Gardens were planted during World War I as well, but were called "war gardens" until the end of the war, when the term "victory garden" came into use. View on Ohio Memory.
: Om3308_4561928_004 Subjects
: Military Ohio; Business and Labor; Agriculture; World War II; Victory gardens Places
: Akron (Ohio); Summit County (Ohio); New York (New York)