Sunday, October 9, 2011


Courtesy of: BNU
Fake Victory Garden Poster
UPDATE 3/2012:  There was some controversy regarding this poster and its origins.  Apparently it was copied and adapted from some Nazi WWII propaganda posters.  So I'm replacing it with another poster honoring French soldiers during WWII.  It's not gardening related, but seeing as how Nazi Germany did harm to the French people as well, I thought I'd just put up a poster that honors their contribution.

 I still love the message behind the the other poster, as it was very popular during the Victory Garden campaigns to remind people that growing your own food was the best way to fight inflation.

Once again, I think those words are just as true today as they were all those years ago.  There is no better way to fight the rising cost of food than growing your own in your yard, harvesting it, and eating it.  There are those today that want to eat "organic", but the cost of organic fruits and veggies can be really expensive.  If you plant it and grow it and don't use chemicals and pesticides, you have your own organic food, in a virtual unlimited supply.

As always, click on the "history" label below and you can see all the vintage posters I've blogged about, every Sunday morning.  Enjoy!


  1. I love those posters! I am planning to buy a few and frame them to hang around my kitchen and pantry.

  2. @Prairie Cat: Aren't they cool? Be sure and look back through the ones I've posted, there are some really cool ones. I told 2nd Man that I wanted to put some of these in frames in the kitchen at the farmhouse. I love not only the look and style, but the messages are all so relevant even today!

    Glad to know I'm not the only one that loves them.

  3. Where did you find this image?

    1. Most of these posters I find at various library databases, some are from the National Archives, and some are emailed to me by blog visitors.

      Since this was posting a while ago, I don't remember where this one came from. If you know where credit for this belongs, please let me know and I'll edit to include. Thanks for stopping by!!

    2. I recognize it from a controversy 20 years ago. See the middle of this page ...

      It's not a "vintage" poster.

    3. Yuck! I didn't realize! I'll have to correct this as soon as I get home tonight (can't edit from work computer). That's crazy huh? Thank you for bringing it to my attention. That's what I love about blogging, the interaction with everyone. Thanks again!

    4. Crazy, indeed.

      I'm curious to find the source of that poster. Would like to see where they got the idea.


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