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

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

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Description

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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About This Item

  • Title: Joan of Arc saved France, World War I poster, ca. 1918
  • Creator: Coffin, William Henry
  • Creation Date: circa 1918
  • Subject Date: circa 1918
  • Media: Ink on paper, lithograph, poster
  • Dimensions: 76 cm x 51 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 463, #812A
  • Collection: WPA broadsides relating to Maine, Massachusetts, and World War I
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Maine Historical Society
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