In the History of Women in 100 Objects this poster accompanies a picture of a very complicated-looking canning machine. But of course in times of war or hardship preserving fruit and vegetables is vital and used to be a huge part of everyday life in August and September. In Eastern Europe nowadays people still can/preserve tomatoes and plums, as well as peppers etc, in the late summer. In the UK we have somehow given it up, apart from chutney and jam and marmalade. They Can’t Ration These is the cookery book for preserving.