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US victory bonds poster depicting a bald eagle on a stack of bonds

Object | Accession Number: 1988.42.7

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    US victory bonds poster depicting a bald eagle on a stack of bonds

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Victory loan poster with a bald eagle on a stack of bonds on field of stars and stripes issued near the end of the war encouraging people to invest buy war bonds as an investment. The US entered the war in December 1941, following the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Office of War Information (OWI) was set up in June 1942 to control the message and imagery of government information about the war. The public could purchase a $25 war bond for $18.75 which would help pay for the cost of the war. The bond could be redeemed 10 years after purchase for the full $25. The war in Europe ended May 8 and the war in Japan on September 2.
    Artwork Title
    Victory - Now You Can Invest In It! Victory Loan
    Series Title
    Buy War Bonds
    Date
    publication/distribution:  1945
    Geography
    publication: Washington (D.C.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David and Zelda Silberman
    Markings
    front, top, white on blue background : VICTORY - / now you can / invest in it!
    front, bottom, white on blue background : VICTORY LOAN
    front, bottom left corner, red : DEAN / CORNWELL
    front, bottom, black ink : ✩ U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1945-O-666315
    front, bottom right corner, black ink : WFD 53A
    Contributor
    Artist: Dean Cornwell
    Distributor: United States Government Printing Office
    Issuer: United States Treasury Department War Finance Division

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Classification
    Posters
    Category
    War propaganda
    Physical Description
    Color offset lithograph poster with an image of a large bald eagle with its wings extended upward, perched on a stack of bond bills, with a rolled up bill with the denomination 200. The background has 3 large diagonal red, white, and blue stripes overlaid by a shower of blue and yellow stars. The slogan is in white at the top and across the bottom of the poster.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 25.875 inches (65.723 cm) | Width: 18.500 inches (46.99 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The poster was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1988 by David and Zelda Silberman.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:29:29
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