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The Treasury Department designed
among the most vibrant posters during the war for the “War Bond” drives. Bonds
and stamps were instrumental in financing the war and provided a mechanism to
help citizens feel involved on the home front. Posters resonate with patriotic
symbols such as the Statue of Liberty and American flag, as well as images of
hard working and fighting men and women.
Lawrence Smith’s poignant 1942
artwork, “Don’t Let that Shadow Touch Them,” (displayed on the main floor)
skillfully intimates the threat of fascism on the American way of life,
represented in the poster by three innocent children.
The public bought more than $49 billion dollars of
war bonds during the war.
Please note the collection includes items for their historical perspective and significance. Milner Library in no way condones the use of language or images that is offensive to persons of any race, religion, disability status, ethnicity/national origin, gender or sexual orientation.