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Posters

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Notices, usually decorative or pictorial, intended to be posted to advertise, promote, or publicize an activity, cause, product, or service; also, decorative, mass-produced prints intended for hanging. For small printed notices or advertisements intended for distribution by hand, use "handbills."

Found in 127 Collections and/or Records:

Work and save for peace and reconstruction, 1919

 Item — Box M438.0001: [Barcode: U186024723939]
Identifier: M438.00022
Abstract A poster in shades of black and brown reads "Work and save for peace and reconstruction. Buy Treasury Savings Certificates. Ask any bank. Government Loan Organization. Second Federal Reserve District. For 58 - 10 M - Nov. 1919." The poster depicts a city skyline featuring a factory with smoke stacks and with the image of a man in a hat at the center. In the lower right corner is a stamp that reads "Amalgamated Lithographers of America, Local No. 1, New York, Union Label." At the bottom left...
Dates: 1919

World War I Posters Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M438
Abstract A collection of World War I posters advertising Liberty bonds and loans, as well as U.S. Government War Saving Stamps (W.S.S.) and Treasury savings certificates. Collection contains prints and lithographs from roughly 1918-1919. These posters would have been seen by the public on building exteriors and city streets, in office buildings and postal centers, even in schools. The posters introduced the idea of investing in government issued financial securities to many citizens for the first time.
Dates: Other: 1918-1919

You may work well

 Item — Box M438.0001: [Barcode: U186024723939]
Identifier: M438.00025
Abstract A red and black print poster reads "You may work well, but if you can not save well you're like a good ship without ballast - safe, while the sea is calm, but liable to go down with the first storm. Be prepared for storms - Buy W.S.S. Government Loan Organization. Second Federal Reserve District. War Savings Committee. Form No. 50." Poster text is mostly in blank ink and has a red outside border. In the upper right hand corner is the image of a sailor at the the wheel of a ship.
Dates: Other: 1918-1919

You must help to build the bridge if you expect to get across

 Item — Box M438.0001: [Barcode: U186024723939]
Identifier: M438.00024
Abstract A poster in black and shades of red reads "You must help to build the bridge if you expect to get across. Invest in the future of America. Victory Liberty Loan. Government Loan Organization. Second Federal Reserve District. Liberty Loan Committee V-358. Poster depicts a bridge with the words "Victory Liberty Loan." The bridge is in the process of being built over a body of water towards a mountain range with the words "National Prosperity" across the mountains.
Dates: Other: 1918-1919

You need to save because if you do not save you'll need, 1919 March 24

 Item — Box M438.0001: [Barcode: U186024723939]
Identifier: M438.00021
Abstract A white, blue, and red print poster reads "You need to save .. because if you do not save ... you'll need. Hang on to the W.S.S. you now have - they are drawing interest. Buy more W.S.S. Government Loan Organization. Second Federal Reserve District. War Savings Committee. WS-838 - 3/24/19." One blue stripe and one red strip decorates the upper right corner and the lower left corner. Poster is advertising War Savings Stamps.
Dates: 1919 March 24

You who have sound limbs, and eyes that see finish the job

 Item — Box M438.0001: [Barcode: U186024723939]
Identifier: M438.00006
Abstract A black and white print poster reads "You - who have sound limbs, and eyes that see - finish the job. Be thank you that you can invest in the Victory Liberty Loan and do it. Government Loan Organization Second Federal Reserve District Liberty Loan Committee V-360." The text is on the right side of the poster. On the left is a image drawn of a soldier missing an arm and using a cane.
Dates: Other: 1918-1919

Your postman sells War Savings Stamps, 1919 May 12

 Item — Box M438.0001: [Barcode: U186024723939]
Identifier: M438.00028
Abstract A poster reads "Your postman sells War Savings Stamps. Give him your order for a weekly supply - he will delivery them to you regularly. Government Loan Organization. Second Federal Reserve District. War Savings Committee. WS-863 - 5/12/19." Poster depicts a mailman holding a bag of mail with one arm extended out holding a piece of paper. The poster is in black and gray with a gray border.
Dates: 1919 May 12