These farming urchins were spotted in New York City on First Avenue between Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Streets in 1944 by photographer Edward Meyer. Their school was sponsoring a victory garden. Here is what the spot looks like today.

These two urchins were picking radishes at the Fairlawn Avenue Victory gardens in Washington, D.C. (photographer Joseph A. Horne, 1943):

Nearly all of these urchins were discovered in the photography archives of the Library of Congress (and available without copyright restrictions online). Otherwise, urchin photos will be credited to the appropriate photographer with a link to its source (unless they come from my own collection of photographs from unknown photographers). If there is ever a copyright concern, do not hesitate to contact me.