This Section.. 173
Please contact us with questions regarding this item.
Shipping $10.00 Per Order
Artist unknown, 1943. The Office of War Information published this poster as part of the publicity for a brilliantly mounted campaign to encourage the use of homegrown foods. Because commercially canned goods were rationed, the Victory Garden became an indispensable source of food for the home front. The Victory Garden was a household activity during the war and one of the most well received of all home front chores. At its peak, it is estimated that nearly 20,000,000 gardens were grown and about 40 percent of all vegetables produced in the U.S. came from Victory Gardens. By the end of the war the Department of agriculture estimated total home front production of over one million tons of vegetables valued at 85 million dollars. The Victory Gardens of WWII remain a vivid memory for many Americans who experienced them. Across the nation, home canning and preserving of farm produce flourished so that more supplies would be made available for our troops. The idea was simple in conception and inexpensive for the individual American at home to carry out. Of all the advertising techniques used to make Americans feel a part of the war effort, this was perhaps the most successful. The Victory Garden fulfilled the requirements of a good advertising campaign: that it attracts a broad and sympathetic audience at a reasonable price. Measures 22 x 28 inches.
This poster has been stored in a folded state for a long time. This is part of a stack of posters that is currently folded to about letter-sized, maybe a little bit of wear around the edges, or a little tear in a crease, but no chunks missing. The price here is for the poster in this folded state. We do have a conservator that does excellent work and can get this acid washed and preservation mounted onto a linen backing, which prevents further aging, greatly diminishes the visibility of these fold marks and makes framing easy. For a poster this size the cost for this added service would be $195.00 and the process takes 3-4 weeks. Please indicate in the comments section if you wish to have this mounting done. If there are no questions or comments in the order, then it is assumed that you wish to purchase this poster in the current folded state.