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Save the thoughtless dollars

 Item — Box: M438.0001
Identifier: M438.00030

Overview

Black and white poster reads "Save the Thoughtless Dollars. 'I got the sweetest hat today. And, my dear, of course, I didn't really need it, but--' **** 'What if it is only a few blocks? Here, taxi!' **** 'I know I'd feel a lot better if I ate less, but I simply must have a big order of--' **** Over there in the Picardy mud, pock-marked with significant craters and 'plum-caked' with unspeakable things that once were men, our soldiers can't hear all that some of us are saying. Good that they can't, isn't it? It wouldn't make it any easier to stand firm against those blood-crazed, grey hordes who come on wave after wave because they believe their Kaiser is 'God's anointed shepherd of the German people.'' **** It isn't that we Americans are a selfish people. We have simply been thoughtless. Money is needed to win this war - let's give it. So far, we have been asked only to lend - to lend at a good round 4% interest. Turn your THOUGHTLESS dollars into War Savings Stamps. NATIONAL WAR SAVINGS COMMITTEE, WASHINGTON." In the left bottom corner is a small box with text that reads "W.S.S. War Savings Stamps issues by the United States Government" and at the top right corner of the box is a small stamp with the Liberty torch and reads "The Torch of Liberty." To the right of the box is the image of an eagle with text below that reads "Advertising to Victory." Beneath the bottom border is text that reads "Contributed through Division of Advertising. United States Gov't. Comm. on Public Information. This space contributed for the Winning of the War by THE PUBLISHER OF THIS MAGAZINE." Poster has a black border on the top and bottom of the poster and is comprised mostly of text.

Dates

  • Other: 1918-1919

Creator

Physical Description

Original poster is 14" x 11" and mounted to a 16.5" x 14.5" tan plate.

Extent

1 items ; 14.5" x 10.5" poster mounted on 16.5" x 14.5" plate

Physical Description

Original poster is 14" x 11" and mounted to a 16.5" x 14.5" tan plate.

General

Title constructed by archivist.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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