: This poster, titled "Plant a Victory Garden: Our Food is Fighting ," encourages Americans to grow victory gardens during World War II. The poster measures 19" x 21" (48.26 x 53.34 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.
: Om3330_4692170_001 Subjects
: Military Ohio; Agriculture; Daily Life; World War II; Victory gardens Places
: Ohio; Washington (District of Columbia)