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Well-Preserved: 1940

Well-Preserved: 1940

August 1940. "Wife of Mormon farmer with canned goods. Snowville, Utah." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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Another JARring photo.

From the bad old times, when you didn't have in times of need if you didn't prepare in times of plenty. No credit on the banks of jars.

For my parents gardening (dad) and preserving the surplus (mom) was something of a hobby. For my grandma it had been a lifelong habit grown from sheer necessity.

Undoubtedly, to her

... that was like money in the bank!

What goes around

Many people don't know that there is a nationwide shortage of canning supplies here in 2020. Due to the unprecedented and bizarre state of our current society, combined with our food supply being pummeled on multiple fronts, people are once again turning to growing and preserving their own food.

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