Victory Garden Poster

1940s | War Effort Victory Gardens

War Effort Victory Gardens

Victory Garden Poster

Victory Garden poster, 1941-1945. Gift of the American Legion.

While WWII raged overseas, Winnetkans on the Home Front went to work. Over 2,000 households registered Victory Gardens in 1943. Policeman Bethel “Tiny” Schultz of 796 Green Bay Road was a particularly patriotic gardener. He worked the night shift, so during the day he tended neighbors’ gardens and raised bees and chickens. Perhaps it’s no surprise that Schultz only slept 5 hours a day.

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