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Post-WW I Liberty Loan Poster
1919

Raising money to pay off the costs of the war
In this U.S. government-sponsored poster, Columbia salutes an honor roll of patriots who have subscribed to the 1919 Victory Liberty Loan. The list includes such ethnic-sounding names as O'Brien, Cejka, Pappandrikopolous, Villoto, and Levy--"Americans All!"

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Posters were a simple yet effective way to reach new immigrants and the illiterate during the pre-radio era and in a time when print media were ineffective.
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Learn more!
· War Propaganda
· "Produce for Victory: Posters on the American Home Front (1941-45)," an NMAH Virtual Exhibition
· "Powers of Persuasion: Poster Art from World War II," a National Archives and Records Administration Virtual Exhibition

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