I started scanning an old scrapbook that my father kept when he was a child in Seattle. These cartoons are from 1944, and provide a really interesting window into daily life during World War II. This cartoon is from the Seattle Post, and refers to the fact that Americans were encouraged to grow their own food in their gardens to avoid food shortages. The gardens were called “Victory Gardens”.

I started scanning an old scrapbook that my father kept when he was a child in Seattle. These cartoons are from 1944, and provide a really interesting window into daily life during World War II. This cartoon is from the Seattle Post, and refers to the fact that Americans were encouraged to grow their own food in their gardens to avoid food shortages. The gardens were called “Victory Gardens”.