: This pamphlet, titled "How to Make a Victory Garden," was printed during World War II to encourage Americans to plant victory gardens. The pamphlet was published by the Union Fork and Hoe Company, which was founded in Columbus, Ohio in 1890. A leading manufacturer and marketer of non-powered lawn and garden tools in North America, the company is now known as UnionTools. The pamphlet is 16 pages long 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.
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: Daily Life; Agriculture; Business and Labor; Military Ohio; World War II; Victory gardens Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)