The Victory Garden – 1943

Our past neighbors, Dr. Henry A Rys and family, left us a legacy of home movies. These were mostly made during the 1940s and 1950s. Much of it is personal and travel, but some shows our community as it appeared 60+ years ago. This first post is of the family’s Victory garden, June 30, 1943. It is also Henry junior’s 10th birthday.

I made this video from an original 8mm movie print. Please let me know if you may be holding local history on film. These fragile movies are chemically unstable and will crumble and disintegrate over time. All this history will be lost if we don’t do something, soon!

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