Sunday, February 12, 2012

VINTAGE POSTER SUNDAY

Vintage Poster - Join The Women's Land Army

Last week, I posted an image from the US Crop Corps.  The other day, while researching online, I found this one that is related to the same department/organization during the "Victory Garden" campaign of WWII.

Apparently they targeted women as well, to get them to join and "pitch in and help", presumably while so many men were off to war.  There weren't as many people to help harvest the country's important food crops so they needed everyone they could get.

The graphics on this poster are really nice, and I'd love to see it in person.  This image comes courtesy of the National Archives...you just know that they have some awesome posters stored away!


Enjoy and as always, click on the history button to see other posters I shared.

8 comments:

John Gray said...

oh I was hoping for another beefcaker farmer from the 1940s

The Stay @ Home-Gardener said...

Lol @ Gray

Wonder where you could purchase these signs. Paint on metal backing etc. It would be neat to place one on a pole for the front yard with a listing of what is growing and some information below it for passerby's

1st Man said...

Too funny! I guess they were all off to war! LOL!

1st Man said...

There are some that have been reprinted but yeah, I'd love to have some of these. Love your idea of a metal sign, that would be awesome, especially in your awesome front yard!

The Stay @ Home-Gardener said...

Kinda starting to wig out a bit. It's dawning on me that there is a need for no doubt a thousand plants. I've only a few hundred potted up. Eeeks.

Some people think that gardening is expensive etc. After working with the preliminary numbers with starting plants. Factoring in the entire cost of seeds (Although not all are being started just yet),
- soil
- water at this point is so minimal that for transplant costs doesn't factor in much
- Electricity is fairly cheap and you can cram a ton of pots under the lights. Id say over the 3 months of growing indoors it doesn't add up to more than 40 bucks if I went and purchase more lights.

Meaning, heaps cheaper to start from seed than bothering to go out and get store transplants. Which in other than hobby gardening would break most banks!

Jackie @Auburn Meadow Farm said...

If you haven't already seen this, you'll appreciate it:
http://www.good-potato.com/beans_are_bullets/

A curated site about all the WWI & WWII posters from the National Archives - really well done & fascinating!

1st Man said...

Jackie that's an awesome website!! Thank you!! I've already posted a few of those but there are some more I haven't seen love it, thanks!

1st Man said...

Stay @ home - Don't worry, you're going to do great. Those raised beds are awesome and you should have an amazing crop of food coming in a few months. Can't wait to see your progress. Very inspiring!