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US Buy War Bonds poster depicting a Christmas tree full of war bonds

Object | Accession Number: 1988.42.20

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    US Buy War Bonds poster depicting a Christmas tree full of war bonds

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    US Buy War Bonds poster with a Christmas tree decorated with war bonds and stamps issued by the Treasury Department to encourage the public to buy war bonds. War bonds could be redeemed 10 years after purchase for the full $25. If you could not afford a war bond you could buy a war stamps, starting at 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 on September 2, 1945.
    Artwork Title
    Give War Bonds - The Present with a Future
    Series Title
    Buy War Bonds
    Date
    publication/distribution:  1943
    Geography
    publication: Washington (D.C.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David and Zelda Silberman
    Markings
    front, top left, red ink : GIVE / WAR / BONDS
    front, bottom, black and red ink : The Present with a FUTURE
    front, left, black ink : Don Snider
    front, bottom left corner, green ink :✩ U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1943-O-553896
    front, bottom edge center, green ink : OFFICIAL U.S. TREASURY POSTER
    front, bottom right corner, green ink : WFD 856-A
    Contributor
    Artist: Don Snider
    Printer: United States Government Printing Office
    Distributor: United States Department of Treasury
    Author: United States Treasury Department War Finance Division

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Classification
    Posters
    Category
    War propaganda
    Physical Description
    Offset color lithographic poster with an image of a stylized, conical green Christmas tree decorated with $25 war bonds and red cones filled with green and red war stamps. The tree is topped by a yellow 5 point star and rests upon a round dark red base. wrapped presents are scattered around the tree. The background is yellow with gradient green edges. There is text is the upper right and along the bottom and the artist's name is printed within the image. The back has printed postal information and the paper is creased from folding.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 27.875 inches (70.803 cm) | Width: 20.000 inches (50.8 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Snider, Don.

    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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