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World War II Era -- Community And War Fund -- We Gave
World War II Era -- Community And War Fund -- We Gave
Digital CollectionStreet Art Graphics
TitleWorld War II Era -- Community And War Fund -- We Gave
Creatorunknown
ContributorUnited States. War Finance Division; U.S. Government Printing Office
Time Span1939-1945
Geographic LocationUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Classgraphic arts
Typesticker
DescriptionMessage calling for support of U.S. war bonds with American bald eagle and red feather. "World War II was very expensive. To help fund this effort, the government turned to ordinary Americans. The United States Treasury offered Americans a series of War Bonds they could purchase during the war. A War Bond was both an investment in one's country and an investment in one's own financial future. Americans were encouraged to help support the war effort by purchasing War Bonds. Posters picturing Uncle Sam or a soldier on the battlefield implored people to do they part. Celebrities like Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Bette Davis, and Marlene Dietrich, traveled the country putting on live shows or radio programs promoting War Bond sales. Children did their part, too, purchasing.25¢ War Stamps to paste into War Bond booklets. Schools held their own War Bond drives and students would bring in nickels, dimes, and quarters to see if their school could out-raise other schools. Even Superman, Batman, Bugs Bunny, and other cartoon characters got into the spirit, reminding young people that we're all in this together." --National World War II Museum New Orleans website
SubjectUnited States. War Finance Division; World War, 1939-1945 -- finance -- United States; savings bonds; war bonds & funds; economic aspects of war; nationalism; patriotism; birds; eagles; feathers; symbols
Referenceshttp://www.nationalww2museum.org/learn/education/for-students/ww2-history/take-a-closer-look/war-bonds.html; http://www.gpo.gov/
RightsPlease see http://www.stlawu.edu/gallery/copyright/.
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