We ate our first garden radish of the season last night, and man was it tasty! In the spirit of the season I thought I'd reproduce a few posters recently featured on the National Archives Flickr photostream.
Titled "Liberty Sowing the Seeds of Victory," this first poster dates from World War I. A feathery, fantastical figure of Liberty (check out that plunging neckline ) floats above farmland, leaving a swirling sky of seeds and rainbows in her wake.
Here's another lady liberty, this one with feet firmly planted on the ground. (I note that both women are wearing similar red hats - what's the significance here? A WWI thing?).
Finally, we can't short the era of WWII victory gardens. Here we've abandoned sowing in favor of reaping, emphasizing product over process.