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World War I War Gardens

The Seeds of Victory Insure the Fruits of Peace
Maginel Wright Enright (1877-1966)
The Seeds of Victory Insure the Fruits of Peace
Color lithograph, 1918
Prints & Photographs Division (58B.5)
Digital ID# ppmsca-12381

During World War I, Maginel Wright Enright received the "call" to design a series of posters for the United States School Garden Army (part of the National War Garden Commission). This national campaign was launched in 1917 to increase the food supply. Enright's posters, designed with strong flat colors and figures, depict an army of vegetables marching along with a child carrying a hoe.

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