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US pro-American poster stamp with an image of Uncle Sam

Object | Accession Number: 2017.227.4

Poster stamp depicting Uncle Sam, issued and distributed in 1940 by the American Jewish League. The Jewish War Veterans of the United States also distributed stamps of this design. Following the outbreak of the war, the American Jewish League believed that Communism was the largest global threat, and through the stamps aimed to send a silent but powerful message. Although they were not valid for postage, poster stamps could be affixed to letters and envelopes as a fund-raising, propaganda, and educational tool. The American Jewish League, Inc. was formed in New York City, prior to 1939, for those not eligible to join the Jewish War Veterans of the United States.

Date
distribution:  1940
Geography
issue: New York (N.Y.)
distribution: United States.
Language
English
Classification
Posters
Object Type
Poster stamps (lcsh)
Genre/Form
Stamps.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum collection, gift of Gregg and Michelle Philipson
 
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:21:20
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