Washington: The National War Garden Commission, 1918.
Octavo-sized booklet, stapled in wrappers (23 x 15 cm.), 32 pages. Illustrated throughout with comics. FIRST EDITION. A work promoting domestic war gardens in the U.S. during World War I, using comics and humor to look at the lighter side of food shortages and gardening. Most of the work reprinted from other newspapers and magazines. The pamphlet was published by the National War Garden Commission, established by Charles Lathrop Pack prior to the US entrance into World War I. The commission hoped that the war garden would counter the negative effects of a large crop failure in 1916, as well as interruptions in shipping due to submarine warfare, and the loss of farm workers due to enlistment. Some light creasing, otherwise near fine.