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US 7th War Loan poster with an image of marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima

Object | Accession Number: 1988.42.10

7th War Loan poster using a painting by C.C. Beall based on Joe Rosenthal’s famous photo of the US marines second flag raising on Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945. The campaign for a 7th War Loan subscription took place in May 1945, not long after the end of the war in Europe. The Treasury Department issued posters to encourage the public to buy war bonds. There were 8 war loan drives conducted from 1942 to 1945 and by the end of the war 85 million Americans had purchased 185.7 billion dollars of bonds. The public could purchase a $25 war bond for $18.75 which would be used to help pay for the military’s expenses. The war bond could be redeemed 10 years after the purchase for the full $25. The war in Europe ended May 8, 1945, and the war in Japan on September 2, 1945.

Artwork Title
7th War Loan -- Now All Together
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: 2018-01-25 13:22:38
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