Inscribed matchbook with an image of Hitler as a snake
1943 August 20
Personal Equipment and Supplies
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Michael Zentman in memory of his grandparents, Max (Mordechai) and Johanna (Chana) Zentmann
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Also in Michael D. Zentman collection
The collection consists of American anti-Hitler, anti-Axis, and anti-Stalin propaganda materials, including pins, postcards, toys, advertisements, envelope, and other ephemera.
Punch card game encouraging people to buy US Defense bonds and stamps. The United States Treasury Department sponsored 8 war loan drives from 1942 to 1945. The public could purchase a $25 war bond for $18.75 to help pay for the military’s expenses. The war bond could be redeemed 10 years after purchase for the full $25. If you could not afford a war bond, you could buy a war stamps, starting at 10 cents, which could be saved to purchase a bond. Bond quotas were set up on the national, state, county, and town levels to encourage the sale of war bonds. Volunteers went door-to-door to sell war bonds. It was considered a patriotic duty and an investment in victory. By the end of the war, 85 million Americans had purchased $185.7 billion dollars worth of bonds.