Original Victory Garden Leader's Handbook

Washington D.C. United States Department of Agriculture, 1943. Vintage Victory Garden Leader's Handbook, 1943. A handbook of suggestions and guidance for a successful victory garden to supplement rations and boost morale during World War II, distributed by the Department of Agriculture, USDA Publication No. AWI-30. Copiously illustrated throughout with a bold "Garden For Victory" logo on the back wrapper.

In 1943 Eleanor Roosevelt planted a victory garden on the White House lawn, after which public service booklets began being distributed by the Department of Agriculture as well as some agribusiness corporations to assist in the war effort. During World War II victory gardens accounted for about one third of all produce produced in the US.

20 pages, 8 x 10.5 inches. Easily about Near Fine, in side-stapled illustrated card wrappers.

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