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Washington -- Victory Garden

Horticulturist:
Brunetti, Joseph  Search this
Howell, Walter  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Negatives
Place:
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
General:
The Victory Garden is a produce garden on the east lawn of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), at 9th Street NW in Washington, D.C. The garden first opened on the west side of NMAH in May 15, 2001. Its creation coincided with NMAH's exhibition "Within These Walls..." - an entire two-and-a-half story New England house, originally built in the 1700s. Horticulturist Walter Howell of the Horticulture Services Division (later Smithsonian Gardens) maintained the garden until 2006, when it was sidelined due to construction on the NMAH building. When construction finished in autumn 2008, horticulturist Joseph Brunetti brought the garden out of dormancy. The Victory Garden continued until spring 2013, when Brunetti reestablished it on the east side of NMAH. While this new incarnation contains a few traditional single-crop garden rows that characterized the first garden, Brunetti designed the new space to be less traditional and more inviting, with curvilinear paths and companion planting. The original garden site was returned to general landscaping.
The creation of the Smithsonian's Victory Garden was inspired by the American victory gardens of the 1940s. These were vegetable gardens grown by citizens on the home front during World War II, promoted by the U.S. government so that farm produce could be saved for the armed forces. A similar program existed during World War I, but the World War II movement was extremely popular. At its peak, there were nearly twenty million garden plots, and their harvests made up 44 percent of America's total vegetables.
The vegetables in the Victory Garden are heirloom varieties that were available to gardeners during WWII. There are more than fifty organically-grown vegetable varieties. Different crops grow between the spring and fall. Some of the harvest is used in the kitchen of NMAH's Stars and Stripes Café.
Starting in 2014, the Victory Garden has been the site of an annual late-summer event called FOOD in the Garden, a collaboration between Smithsonian Gardens and American History (After Hours) which educates attendees on the historical and cultural connections between gardens and communities.
Plantings include Bronze Arrow lettuce (Lactuca sativa), D'Anjou pear trees (Pyrus communis 'D'Anjou'), Mortgage Lifter tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum), eggplant (Solanum melongena), and pole beans (Phaselous vulgaris 'Dow Purple Podded').
Persons associated with the garden include: Walter Howell (horticulturist, 2001-2008), Joseph Brunetti (horticulturist, 2008- ).
Related Materials:
Victory Garden related holdings consist of (35mm slides (photographs), negatives, photographic prints, and digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- District of Columbia -- Washington  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Gardens Image Library, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.SGI, File SG007
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Image Library
Smithsonian Gardens Image Library / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / District of Columbia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb616672e75-518c-4039-b598-b3817242d54e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-sgi-ref10

The Sportsman's Family Takes Up Victory Gardening

Graphic artist:
Kuhn, Charles  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 33.4 cm x 41.4 cm; 13 5/32 in x 16 5/16 in
Object Name:
drawing
Date made:
WWII era
ID Number:
2010.0081.316
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-529a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1400569

Now is the time to plan a Victory Garden

Maker:
Miller, J. Howard  Search this
Object Name:
Poster
ID Number:
1985.0851.17
Accession number:
1985.0851
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History
Princeton Posters
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-7fc1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_538134

The Victory Garden Cookbook used in Julia Child's Kitchen

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 28 cm x 22 cm x 2 cm; 11 in x 8 11/16 in x 13/16 in
Object Name:
cookbook
Used:
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
Date made:
1982
Credit Line:
Gift of Julia Child
ID Number:
2001.0253.0175
Accession number:
2001.0253
Catalog number:
2001.0253.0175
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Occupations
Julia Child's Kitchen
Exhibition:
Food: Transforming the American Table
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-2fe8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_895532

Victory Gardens

Collection Collector:
Robinson, Franklin A., Jr., 1959- (actor)  Search this
Container:
Box 39, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1943
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but negatives and audiovisuial materials are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Some papers of living persons are restricted. Access to restricted portions may be arranged by request to the donor. Gloves required for unprotected photographs. Viewing film portions of the collection and listening to LP recording requires special appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
The Archives Center does not own exclusive rights to these materials. Copyright for all materials is retained by the donor, Franklin A. Robinson, Jr.; permission for commercial use and/or publication may be requested from the donor through the Archives Center. Military Records for Franklin A. Robinson (b. 1932) and correspondence from Richard I. Damalouji (1961-2014) are restricted; written permission is needed to research these files. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
The Robinson and Via Family Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Robinson and Via Family Papers
Robinson and Via Family Papers / Series 2: Robinson Family / 2.6: Robinson, Franklin A.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8530f2347-cac7-403d-bdcb-f8c954237ade
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0475-ref159

American Garden Foundation, National Garden Institute and Victory Gardens

Collection Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee Company  Search this
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915  Search this
Burpee, David, 1893-1980  Search this
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)  Search this
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).  Search this
Extent:
1 File
Container:
Box 342, Folder 33
Type:
Archival materials
Files
Date:
1946
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records
See more items in:
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2 / Series 2: Business Records / 2.7: Professional Activities and Outreach / Professional Organizations
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6cd2c2318-df47-4b03-b464-74eba0d04aff
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-bur2-ref1041

Viburnum dilatatum Thunb.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Dawson Turner  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Deciduous woods  Search this
Place:
Rock Creek Park, S of Victory gardens on Oregon Ave. Rock Creek Park & vicinity, District of Columbia, United States, North America
Collection Date:
30 Sep 1989
Common name:
linden arrow-wood
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Dipsacales Viburnaceae
Published Name:
Viburnum dilatatum Thunb.
Barcode:
00395878
USNM Number:
3214616
See more items in:
Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
DC Flora
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/365248328-6fe1-4898-a2c9-be959ce6e15c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2180449
Online Media:

Viburnum dilatatum Thunb.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Dawson Turner  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Deciduous woods  Search this
Place:
Rock Creek Park, S of Victory gardens on Oregon Ave. Rock Creek Park & vicinity, District of Columbia, United States, North America
Collection Date:
30 Sep 1989
Common name:
linden arrow-wood
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Dipsacales Viburnaceae
Published Name:
Viburnum dilatatum Thunb.
Barcode:
00395877
USNM Number:
3214617
See more items in:
Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
DC Flora
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/39e7e8442-b108-4299-93fe-a63b7ce60f32
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2180450
Online Media:

Victory Garden

Collection Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Director:
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1943
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records / Series 1: Directors / 1.2: Edwin K. Burnett / 1B.1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv425505364-322c-467f-9dc9-8ffa93e9e266
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-ref15808

Victory Garden, 2001

Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2019; Transferring office; 07/21/2005 memorandum, Toda to Hong; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-245, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Management. Horticulture Services Division. Office of the Director, Subject Files
See more items in:
Subject Files
Subject Files / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa05-245-refidd1e948

1945 Victory Garden Garden Guide

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
white; red; blue (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 9 in x 3 1/2 in; 22.86 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
Brochure
Date made:
1945
Subject:
Homefront, World War II  Search this
Related event:
World War II  Search this
ID Number:
2005.0079.092
Accession number:
2005.0079
Catalog number:
2005.0079.092
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Home Front Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-a083-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1290227

Victory Garden Harvest Show

Collection Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee Company  Search this
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915  Search this
Burpee, David, 1893-1980  Search this
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)  Search this
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).  Search this
Extent:
1 File
Container:
Box 350, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Files
Date:
circa 1943
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records
See more items in:
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2
W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records - Accretion 2 / Series 2: Business Records / 2.7: Professional Activities and Outreach / Events
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67ddee55a-1c3c-4acc-803c-5b413a2f2169
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-bur2-ref1383

Victory Garden Order Forms

Collection Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee Company  Search this
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915  Search this
Burpee, David, 1893-1980  Search this
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).  Search this
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)  Search this
Container:
Box 275, Folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1918-1945
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records.
See more items in:
W. Atlee Burpee & Company records
W. Atlee Burpee & Company records / Series 2: Business Records / 2.8: Materials Published by the Burpee Company / 2.8.B: Notices, Lists, Order Forms, etc.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb636c41a68-0e25-4ac3-9ea7-b6ad8620bd68
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-bur-ref782

The Seeds of Victory

Measurements:
overall: 33 in x 22 in; 83.82 cm x 55.88 cm
Object Name:
Poster
Credit Line:
American National Red Cross
ID Number:
1978.0880.15
Catalog number:
1978.0880.15
Accession number:
1978.0880
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Princeton Posters
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-eb50-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1053445

Grow it Yourself!

Measurements:
overall: 21 1/8 in x 31 in; 53.6575 cm x 78.74 cm
Object Name:
Poster
Date made:
1942
Credit Line:
Work Projects Administration for the City of New York. War Services
ID Number:
PL.163786.01
Accession number:
163786
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History
Princeton Posters
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-f3e5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_882761

Food in the Garden 2016: Gardens and Communities

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-10-06T20:51:24.000Z
YouTube Category:
Music  Search this
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianAmHistory
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAmHistory
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_iQy-pSYWJ-U

FOOD in the Garden: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-11-10T21:56:11.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianAmHistory
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAmHistory
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_radTfiC3Wf4

Badge, Identification, Chandler-Evans Corp. (CECO)

Materials:
Steel
Paper
Plastic
Ink
Copper Alloy
Dimensions:
3-D: 2.5 × 0.8cm (1 × 5/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Inventory Number:
A19950525000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv943cd4d84-5a0d-4ba2-bf6a-2136aa7148ec
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19950525000
Online Media:

Herringbone Twill Coveralls

Physical Description:
cotton (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 60 in x 19 1/2 in; 152.4 cm x 49.53 cm
Object Name:
coveralls
Object Type:
coveralls
Other Terms:
coveralls; Man; Army; Field
Associated Place:
United States
Associated date:
1941-1945
Related event:
World War II  Search this
The Great Depression and World War II  Search this
Credit Line:
Edward Rubin and Rubin Brothers Waste Company
ID Number:
1985.0611.0126
Accession number:
1985.0611
Catalog number:
1985.0611.0126
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
ThinkFinity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-d919-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_398267

"A Victory Gardener's Handbook on Insects and Diseases"

Collection Owner:
Bedman, John  Search this
Bedman, James  Search this
Bedman, Joseph  Search this
Bedman, Frank  Search this
Bedman, Charles  Search this
Collection Founder:
Bedman, William  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bedman Brothers Rahway, New Jersey.  Search this
Bedman Brothers  Search this
William Bedman Seed Company (Rahway, New Jersey)  Search this
Collection Investor:
Thorburn, James  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1944
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Bedman Brothers Company Records.
See more items in:
Bedman Brothers Company records
Bedman Brothers Company records / Series 4: Publications / 4.1: Brochures/Leaflets
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a190e6d4-1ebf-49c3-adc6-409b685e8a6b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-bed-ref283

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