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Victory Veggies: 1942

Victory Veggies: 1942

October 1942. Hardwick, Vermont. "Mrs. Alice White at the Victory Store vegetable counter selling donated farm produce, money from which will go to the War Fund." Photo by Albert Freeman, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Sign Painter

A sign painter must have been a pretty good job back then, for a talented and meticulous artist. "Jim" did a great job painting the War Fund Sale sign, I'm sure his work was in high demand in Hardwick.

Mrs. White

The Woman's (not Women's) Relief Corps still exists. It was the original female auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, the principal Union veterans' organization. The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, the successor to the GAR, carries on its work along with several women's organizations, the WRC being one.

Alice Blanche Spaulding White

May 6, 1870 (Des Moines, IA) to Nov. 25, 1945. Member of the Women's Relief Corps.

Two?

Couldn't help noticing the large numeral "2" in several windows in the house. Would this possibly denote two sons (or grandsons) in active military duty?

The flags still fly ...

and the buildings still stand on Main St in Hardwick right where this picture was taken.


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Thank you

As an American and a USMC veteran, a huge shout-out to Mrs. Alice White for her service. Thank you.

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