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Americans All! Victory Liberty Loan

During World War I, the U.S. government needed to raise money to pay for the soldiers, tanks, airplanes, and other equipment it needed to fight the war. To do this, it sold war bonds, which citizens could buy and then be paid back after the war. This poster tried to convince Americans that it was their patriotic duty to buy war bonds by listing names from many different nationalities on the Honor Roll, reflecting the fact that soldiers from all different immigrant groups had fought and died in the war.

Source | Howard Chandler Christy, Americans All! Victory Liberty Loan, circa 1919, (Boston: Forbes); Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress,
Creator | Howard Chandler Christy
Item Type | Poster/Print
Cite This document | Howard Chandler Christy, “Americans All! Victory Liberty Loan,” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed December 7, 2023,

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