Diana Hopkins, 11, Has Her Garden on White House Lawn

Title

Diana Hopkins, 11, Has Her Garden on White House Lawn

Description

Diana Hopkins lived in the White House in the early 1940s with her father Harry, who was a special assistant to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This article reports on the victory garden she was allowed to have on the White House grounds during World War II. Victory Gardens were small personal gardens planted during the war to help reduce civilian demand for food.

Source

The Washington Post.

Date

5/11/1943

Coverage

Text

Eleven-year-old Diana Hopkins has a victory garden, not big but exclusive. 

It is on the south lawn of the White House, where she lives with her father, Harry Hopkins, special assistant to the President, and Mrs. Hopkins. 

Diana joined the Nation-wide clamor for space for a victory garden early this spring. A White House gardener set aside a 20-foot-square flower bed near the executive residence and Diana went to work with spade, hoe, rake and vegetable seeds.

Original Format

Newspaper article

Description

Diana Hopkins lived in the White House in the early 1940s with her father Harry, who was a special assistant to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This article reports on the victory garden she was allowed to have on the White House grounds during World War II. Victory Gardens were small personal gardens planted during the war to help reduce civilian demand for food.

Date

5/11/1943

Coverage

1920-1949

Source

The Washington Post.