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

Object | Accession Number: 1988.42.7

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
1945  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Washington (D.C.)
Language
English
Classification
Posters
Category
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David and Zelda Silberman
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:04:08
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