The “War Gardens Victorious – Every War Garden a Peace Plant” propaganda poster was used during World War 1 to encourage the creation and use of home gardens to supply food for families.
War gardens as they were known in World War 1 and Victory gardens in World War 2 was the name given to home gardens. By encouraging people to grow their own food at home, they were no longer taken from the national source, meaning that there was more food for those on the frontline.
This poster depicts a boy in overalls with his hoe on his shoulder and behind him vegetables marching waving the American Flag above their head. The posters slogan “War Gardens Victorious – Every War Garden a Peace Plant” combined with the image of the boy marching gives the feeling of positivity associated with these home gardens.
This poster is part of our collection of our collection of Victory Garden Posters. This particular poster was designed by Maginel Wright Enright who was a well known children’s book illustrator during World War 1.