Woman's National Farm and Garden Association at Dedham Square Truck Market, 1918

Summary

After the United States entered World War I in 1917, Americans worried about labor and food shortages as a result of men going off to fight. Organizations like the Women's Land Army and the Women's National Farm and Garden Association recruited and trained women to perform agricultural work across the country. The work occasionally included roadside markets such as this one.

After the United States entered World War I in 1917, Americans worried about labor and food shortages as a result of men going off to fight. Organizations like the Women's Land Army and the Women's National Farm and Garden Association recruited and trained women to perform agricultural work across the country. The work occasionally included roadside markets such as this one.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1918

Subject Date

1918

Creators

Andrew J. Lloyd & Company 

Creator Notes

Photograph attributed to Andrew J. Lloyd Co.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2018.0.10.11

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Mounting board

Technique

Photographic processes
Mounting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 17 in

Width: 13.938 in

Inscriptions

ON FRONT: Season 1918 Dedham Square Truck Market / Customers come from a distance to buy from (?) / this one ought to have his own garden ON BACK: Westwood Unit of the National Farm and Garden Assoc

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