• Creator
  • United States. Office of War Information
  • Created Date
  • 11-20-01
  • Description
  • Poster, color, 16 x 22.6 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office. Many foods, including coffee, tea, butter, meat, frozen and canned vegetables were rationed during World War II. Americans were encouraged to plant "victory gardens" to help provide food for their families and neighbors. Women often preserved the excess produce from these gardens through home canning. Canning is a food preservation system that involves pre... more
    Poster, color, 16 x 22.6 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office. Many foods, including coffee, tea, butter, meat, frozen and canned vegetables were rationed during World War II. Americans were encouraged to plant "victory gardens" to help provide food for their families and neighbors. Women often preserved the excess produce from these gardens through home canning. Canning is a food preservation system that involves precooking and then air-tight sealing of food in jars, which are then immersed in a hot water "bath" for a specified period of time. This hot water "bath" is intended to kill off contaminants that may have survived the processing. If the contents of the jars were very acidic, such as tomatoes, there was less danger of the canned food spoiling. Other, less-acidic, home-canned foods were protected from spoiling by the use of brines, sugar, or salt as preservatives and for flavor. World War II. 14 Political systems; 16 History. less
  • Format
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