Buy United States Government War Savings Stamps World War I poster, ca. 1917

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Aimed at enlisting the participation of immigrant communities, this United States Treasury’s War Savings fund raising campaign poster depicts immigrants dressed in stereotypical clothing lined up to buy savings stamps from Uncle Sam.

Participation in the War Savings Stamp program during World War I was advertised as a way to demonstrate patriotism. Like Liberty Bonds or Liberty Loans, War Savings and Thrift Stamps aimed at raising funds for the war effort. Stamps, vs. bonds or loans, were targeted towards individuals with less discretionary funds as they could be purchased in small increments.

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  • Title: Buy United States Government War Savings Stamps World War I poster, ca. 1917
  • Creator: William Balfour Kur
  • Creation Date: circa 1917
  • Subject Date: circa 1918
  • Location: USA
  • Media: Lithograph
  • Local Code: Coll. 463, WWI Posters #867A
  • Collection: WPA broadsides relating to Maine, Massachusetts, and World War I : World War I posters
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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