Victory-garden poster

Victory-garden poster

Victory-garden poster made during World War II. Minnesotans during both world wars were encouraged to plant backyard vegetable gardens so that farm crops could be used to feed more service members.

Participants in an agricultural pageant in Anoka County, Minnesota.

Agricultural Pageant

Participants in an agricultural pageant in Anoka County, Minnesota in 1916.

Exterior side view of the Thorstein Veblen home, Nerstrand, Minnesota, ca. 2011.

Veblen home exterior

Exterior side view of the Thorstein Veblen home, Nerstrand, Minnesota, ca. 2011.

Barberry eradication crew, ca. 1930s.The Barberry Eradication Program took advantage of government work relief programs during the era of the Great Depression.

Barberry eradication crew

Barberry eradication crew, ca. 1930s.The Barberry Eradication Program took advantage of government work relief programs during the era of the Great Depression.

School children in Dakota County, Minnesota, ca. 1930s, learning about barberry eradication

Children learning about barberry eradication

School children in Dakota County, Minnesota, ca. 1930s, learning about barberry eradication

A worker pours salt on a barberry bush in Minnesota, ca. 1925. Applying salt to kill a bush’s roots was the main method of destroying them before the widespread use of herbicides in the 1950s.

Destroying barberry bushes with salt

A worker pours salt on a barberry bush in Minnesota, ca. 1925. Applying salt to kill a bush’s roots was the main method of destroying them before the widespread use of herbicides in the 1950s.

Advertisement for a radio broadcast on WCCO hosted by E. C. Stakman in 1925—an example of public education about barberry eradication.

Advertisement for a radio broadcast about barberry eradication

Advertisement for a radio broadcast on WCCO hosted by E. C. Stakman in 1925—an example of public education about barberry eradication.

A wheat rust exhibit at a county fair in Minnesota in 1922—an example of public education about barberry eradication.

County Fair exhibit on barberry eradication

A wheat rust exhibit at a county fair in Minnesota in 1922—an example of public education about barberry eradication.

Informational circular to promote destruction of barberry bushes, ca. 1920s.

Barberry Eradication circular

Informational circular to promote destruction of barberry bushes, ca. 1920s.

Publicity poster to promote destruction of barberry bushes—an example of public education about barberry eradication. Date unknown.

Poster promoting destruction of barberry bushes

Publicity poster to promote destruction of barberry bushes—an example of public education about barberry eradication. Date unknown.

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