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War Bonds advertisement poster

Object | Accession Number: 2015.591.3

Buy War Bonds poster issued by the Institute for American Democracy, Inc. to encourage the purchase of war bonds and war stamps. The US Treasury Department conducted 8 war loan drives 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
It all began with a Lie! Buy War Bonds Regularly
Series Title
Buy War Bonds
Date
approximately 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: 2018-03-19 09:37:13
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