If we are to draw our conclusions about urban farmers from old photos, victory gardeners from that day approached the task differently than we do today.
Few of us wear white shirts and ties while turning the soil with a spade in preparation for the upcoming growing season, nor do our wives and daughters typically don’t wear dresses while cheering us on in our dirt tossing activities.
Burning brush usually doesn’t entail wearing wool dress coats and white shoes.
Conversely, most rural folks wouldn’t own a set of clothes to wear to the opera nor would they enjoy the wide diversity in the community around them with immigrants and their unique styles, customs and cuisine.
In the day when Victory Gardens’ were imperative, urban folks did the best they could with what they had to ensure that their families had enough food.