: Two photographs document prize-winning examples of victory gardens in the Ohio Oil Company's Better Yard and Garden contest during World War II. The photographs were printed in the pamphlet "Manual for Company-Employee Gardens" by the National Victory Garden Institute. The pamphlet is 38 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.
: Om3308_4561940_001 Subjects
: Military Ohio; Business and Labor; Agriculture; Daily Life; World War II; Victory gardens Places
: Findlay (Ohio); Hancock County (Ohio); New York (New York)