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Buy War Bonds poster with portrait of Abraham Lincoln

Object | Accession Number: 1988.42.56

Poster from the Buy War Bonds series with a portrait of Abraham Lincoln. The posters were issued by the United States Treasury Department to encourage the purchase of war bonds and war stamps. Professional artists were commissioned to create art for the posters which were distributed to retailers to display. There were 8 war loan drives conducted from 1942 to 1945. The public could purchase a $25 war bond for $18.75 to help pay for the military’s expenses. The war bond could be redeemed 10 years after 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. It was considered a patriotic duty and an investment in victory. By the end of the war, 85 million Americans had purchased $185.7 billion dollars worth of bonds.

Artwork Title
This World Cannot Exist Half Slave and Half Free, Buy War Bonds
Series Title
Buy War Bonds
publication/distribution:  1943
publication: Washington (D.C.)
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David and Zelda Silberman
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:29:30
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