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Don't let that shadow touch them, buy war bonds
Don't let that shadow touch them, buy war bonds
Resource Typeimage
TitleDon't let that shadow touch them, buy war bonds
Coverage / Year1942
DescriptionPoster, color, 14.25 x 20 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 has a very emotionally effective picture of children playing innocently, with the shadow of the Nazi swastika hovering near them.
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II;
Learning Standards14 Political systems; 16 History;
Author or CreatorUnited States. Office of War Information
Subject / KeywordsSavings bonds; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; 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 Identifierww20062p
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