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Smith? Kelly? Cohen? Svoboda? Be American! Buy War Bonds Regularly

Object | Accession Number: 2015.591.2

Buy War Bonds poster issued by the Institute for American Democracy, Inc. to encourage the purchase of war bonds and war stamps. The poster depicts a US Army combat helmet by a white cross in a graveyard full of crosses, asking .".does it matter whether he was Protestant, Catholic or Jew ? He fought American. He died American. He was American." The United States Treasury Department issued war bonds 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.

Series Title
Buy War Bonds
publication/distribution:  1944
publication: Washington (D.C.)
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection. The acquisition of this collection was made possible by the Crown Family.
Record last modified: 2022-08-02 07:47:24
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