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War Bonds poster with a Russian woman and a bombed city

Object | Accession Number: 2015.591.5

Wartime poster encouraging Americans to buy war bonds. It depicts a Russian woman in a head scarf with the smoldering ruins of a city in the background. 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
...and WE talk about sacrifice. 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. The acquisition of this collection was made possible by the Crown Family.
Record last modified: 2022-08-02 07:36:42
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