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The Historian’s Eye

The Historian’s Eye In this August 1942 photograph, apparently prepared to serve as the cover page to an article in a publication of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Williams proudly show off their Victory Garden. During World War II federal government agencies promoted home vegetable gardens to increase wartime food production. Herald Examiner Collection, Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection, 00047190. Southern California Quarterly, Vol. 100, No. 4, pp. 506–507. ISSN 0038-3929, eISSN 2162-8637. © 2018 by The Historical Society of Southern California. All rights reserved. Request permission to photocopy or reproduce article content at the University of California Press’s Reprints and Permissions web page, http://www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p¼reprints. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/scq.2018.100.4.506. 506 THE HISTORIAN’S EYE n August 14, 1942, article in the Los Angeles Evening Herald Examiner promoted a local couple’s Victory Garden as an A exemplary role model: Twenty-six varieties of vegetables were raised by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wil- liams, 1403 Dalton Avenue, with no trouble at all, they say. For the small sum of $8.60 they grew enough fresh greens to keep their own household and half of their neighbors supplied. They’re sold on victory gardens. During World War I, the National War Garden Commission distributed posters with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern California Quarterly University of California Press

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Publisher
University of California Press
Copyright
© 2018 by The Historical Society of Southern California
ISSN
0038-3929
eISSN
2162-8637
DOI
10.1525/scq.2018.100.4.506
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Abstract

In this August 1942 photograph, apparently prepared to serve as the cover page to an article in a publication of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Williams proudly show off their Victory Garden. During World War II federal government agencies promoted home vegetable gardens to increase wartime food production. Herald Examiner Collection, Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection, 00047190. Southern California Quarterly, Vol. 100, No. 4, pp. 506–507. ISSN 0038-3929, eISSN 2162-8637. © 2018 by The Historical Society of Southern California. All rights reserved. Request permission to photocopy or reproduce article content at the University of California Press’s Reprints and Permissions web page, http://www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p¼reprints. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/scq.2018.100.4.506. 506 THE HISTORIAN’S EYE n August 14, 1942, article in the Los Angeles Evening Herald Examiner promoted a local couple’s Victory Garden as an A exemplary role model: Twenty-six varieties of vegetables were raised by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wil- liams, 1403 Dalton Avenue, with no trouble at all, they say. For the small sum of $8.60 they grew enough fresh greens to keep their own household and half of their neighbors supplied. They’re sold on victory gardens. During World War I, the National War Garden Commission distributed posters with

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Southern California QuarterlyUniversity of California Press

Published: Nov 1, 2018

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