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Home Food Preservation in Wartime Pamphlet
Description: This pamphlet was distributed by the Ohio Fuel Gas Company (a subsidiary of Columbia Gas Company) during World War II. The pamphlet includes information on canning methods for vegetables and meats and advice on drying and freezing foods. It is 15 pages and measures 9" x 6" (22.86 x 15.24 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.
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Subjects: Plants and Animals; Daily Life; Agriculture; Military Ohio; World War II; Victory gardens; Canning and preserving
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)