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Victory Garden Club of Columbus photograph
Description: This photograph shows members of the Victory Garden Club of Columbus, Ohio, proudly displaying their harvest around 1944. The photograph was 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.
Image ID: Om3308_4561934_002
Subjects: Military Ohio; Agriculture; Daily Life; World War II; Victory gardens; Societies and clubs
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); New York (New York)