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Joan of Arc saved France, World War I poster, c. 1918

Joan of Arc saved France, World War I poster, c. 1918

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World War I poster entitled, "Joan of Arc saved France--Women of America, save your country--Buy War Savings Stamps"

War Savings and Treasury Stamps, like their Liberty Bond counterparts, aimed at raising funds for the war effort. Stamps were targeted towards individuals with less discretionary funds. Between 1918 and 1920, Maine citizens purchased $8.3 million dollars in war stamps.

Created by artist Haskell Coffin for the War Savings Stamp campaign, it encourages women to purchase War Savings Stamps, and plays on the American admiration for French culture which dates back to the Revolutionary War.

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