The Patriotic Kitchen
How did Mary Scott support the war effort?
- Jars for preserving vegetables she and her grandson grew in a victory garden
- Strainer for saving waste fat that could be used in explosives
- Cookbook with recipes for preparing meals in the face of wartime shortages and rationing
- Blackout shade to deter potential enemy bombing raids, reproduction
This kitchen was Mary Scott’s command center where she did her part to conserve scarce resources, cared for her grandson while her daughter worked in a munitions factory, and wrote letters to her sons in the armed forces.