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US War Bonds poster of a paratrooper with a Thompson submachine gun at the ready

Object | Accession Number: 1988.42.14

Poster for the third War Loan drive showing an alert soldier with his gun at the ready in front of a parachute filled sky. The poster was issued by the Treasury Department to encourage the public to buy war bonds for the third War Loan drive, which occurred from September 8 to October 2, 1943. War bonds were sold at 75 percent of their face value, matured over ten years and could then be redeemed for their full purchase value. Bonds were available in denominations of $25 through $1000. If you could not afford a war bond you could buy war stamps, for 10 cents, which could be saved to purchase a bond. 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 war in Europe ended May 8, 1945, and the war in Japan ended on September 2, 1945.

Artwork Title
Back the Attack!
Series Title
Buy War Bonds
publication/distribution:  1943 September 09-1943 October 01
publication: Washington (D.C.)
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David and Zelda Silberman
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:28:13
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