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Buying Victory Garden Seed, c.1943
Courtesy, Newark Public Library

Though "Victory Gardens" were often characterized as man's work in government literature, women gardened, as well. The growing and canning of food on the home front reached a peak in 1943. Having a garden became a patriotic act as well as a way to get fresh foods on the table.

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