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War bonds poster with a soldier's helmet by a white cross grave marker

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.

Alternate Title
Smith? Kelly? Cohen? Svoboda? Be American! Buy War Bonds Regularly
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
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Record last modified: 2018-03-19 09:37:13
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