2017 is the 100th Anniversary of WWI and the Victory Gardens.
Everyone is celebrating with digitally restored vintage artwork from the Library of Congress. Each image becomes a conversation…a history lesson…and a way to honor our past.
Victory Gardens were a vital part of America’s war effort to bring about peace. The history begins in 1917 when WWI transformed French farmland into battlefields.
The U.S. Government encouraged Americans to garden and manage small farms through an advertising campaign by radio and vintage printed posters. Nearly 20 million answered the call planting gardens in backyards, empty lots and even city rooftops.