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US Buy War Bonds poster with Eisenhower over a drawing of combat troops

Object | Accession Number: 1988.42.18

Poster from the Buy War Bonds series featuring a drawing of General Eisenhower superimposed over advancing troops. These posters were issued by the United States Treasury Department to encourage the purchase of war bonds and war stamps. There were 8 war loan drives conducted from 1942 to 1945. 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. 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. By the end of the war, 85 million Americans had purchased $185.7 billion dollars worth of bonds.

Artwork Title
Back ‘Em Up, Buy Extra Bonds
Series Title
Buy War Bonds
Date
1944  (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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