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Do your part to win the war, buy more war savings stamps
Do your part to win the war, buy more war savings stamps
Resource Typeimage
TitleDo your part to win the war, buy more war savings stamps
Coverage / Year1942
DescriptionPoster, color, 22 x 28 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
InterpretationThe first Series E U.S. Savings Bond was purchased by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on May 1, 1941. During WWII war bonds were a source of monetary income for the United States government. Americans were urged to buy war bonds and war savings stamps. Purchasing bonds was considerd not only patriotic, but also an investment in victory. While the initial goal of selling war bonds was to finance the war, it had the positive side-effect of raising morale on the home-front. By the end of the war 85 million Americans had invested in war bonds. This poster, aimed at school children, describes how many war savings stamps or war bonds it will take to purchase particular supply items for the troops.
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II;
Learning Standards14 Political systems; 16 History;
Author or CreatorUnited States. Treasury Department
Subject / KeywordsWorld War, 1939-1945--United States ; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; Savings bonds; War posters, American ; World War II
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource Identifierww20028p
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