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Now...altogether, 7th War Loan
Now...altogether, 7th War Loan
Resource Typeimage
TitleNow...altogether, 7th War Loan
Coverage / Year1945
DescriptionPoster, color, 12, 7 x 9 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. Nazi Germany surrendered unconditionally on May 8, 1945, now know as V-E Day (Victory in Europe). The 7th War Loan bond drive began a few days later, on May 14, 1945. During the six weeks of this drive over 26 billion dollars worth of war bonds were sold. This poster features a painting of the Puliter Prize-winning photograph taken by news photographer Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. The photograph is of soldiers raising the American flag on Mt. Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima. Iwo Jima's importance lay in it's location, midway between Japan and American bomber bases in the Mariana Islands. In the 36 days of fighting that as the battle of Iwo Jima, there were 25, 851 United States casualties. Virtually all of the 22, 000 Japanese soldiers on the island died in this battle.
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II;
Learning Standards14 Political systems; 16 History;
Author or CreatorUnited States. Treasury Department. War Finance Division
Other ContributorsBeall, C. C. (Cecil Calvert), 1892-1967 [artist]
Subject / KeywordsSavings bonds; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II; Roosevelt, Franklin D., 1882-1945; Soldiers
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
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Resource Identifierww20018p
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