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US Buy War Bonds poster depicting the Statue of Liberty

Object | Accession Number: 2015.589.1

Poster from the Buy War Bonds series featuring a hand with war bonds superimposed over the Statue of Liberty. 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. The war in Europe ended May 8, 1945, and the war in Japan on September 2, 1945.

Artwork Title
85 Million Americans Hold War Bonds
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
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Record last modified: 2017-04-07 09:30:48
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