15 Vintage Victory Garden Pics - Modern Farmer

15 Vintage Victory Garden Pics

We're taking a trip down memory lane through the photography archives of the Library of Congress, this time looking at vintage victory gardens.

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It’s Friday, so we’re taking a trip down memory lane through the photography archives of the Library of Congress.

Victory gardens — also known as war gardens — have caught our eye once again. These plots of land, both in private and public spaces, were used to grow food for civilians to reduce the home-front’s dependence on the country’s food supply during World War I and II. Take a tour of these gardens with us, and get ready to start growing.

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An occupant of a Farm Security Administration trailer camp project, tends to his victory garden in Arlington, Virginia, ca. 1942

 

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Girl working at their school’s victory garden on 1st Avenue between 35th and 36th Streets, New York City, ca. 1944

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A girl enjoying a radish at her school’s victory garden on 1st Avenue between 35th and 36th Streets, New York City, ca. 1944

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Victory gardener plowing two acres at Fairlawn Avenue in Washington, D. C., ca.1943

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A man working on Sunday morning in his victory garden in Oswego, New York, ca. 1943

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Man and wife at their victory garden on Fairlawn Avenue in Washington, D.C., ca. 1943

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Workers in a large victory garden on Fairlawn Avenue in Washington, D.C., ca. 1943

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Children with rabbits that were formerly pets, are now being raised for food, ca. 1943

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Boys working at their school’s victory garden on 1st Avenue between 35th and 36th Streets, New York City, ca. 1944

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The victory garden on Fairlawn Avenue in Washington, D.C., ca. 1943

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Woman planting peas on her plot in a victory garden on Fairlawn Avenue, Washington, D.C., ca. 1943

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America’s youngsters are working to feed their family, ca. 1942

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Victory Gardener consulting a salesman before purchasing garden tools, ca. 1943

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This Victory Gardener is transferring good top soil to improve the fertility of their garden, ca. 1943

Source: Library of Congress

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