Buy war savings bonds : beat the promise!

One of 388 posters in the series: American War Posters available on this site.

Description

In the sky, a giant hand wearing a work glove puts dollar bills into a giant savings bond bill which is shaped like a funnel. The base of the funnel points toward a group of military tanks on the ground. Four airplanes fly in formation over the tanks.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 56 x 46 cm.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1941?/1942?.

Context

This poster is part of the collection entitled: World War Two Collection and one other and was provided by UNT Libraries Government Documents Department to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 422 times . More information about this poster can be viewed below.

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Description

In the sky, a giant hand wearing a work glove puts dollar bills into a giant savings bond bill which is shaped like a funnel. The base of the funnel points toward a group of military tanks on the ground. Four airplanes fly in formation over the tanks.

Physical Description

1 poster : col. ; 56 x 46 cm.

Notes

"FORM-IS-4666RE"

"Litho. In U. S. A."

Publication dates are extrapolated from appearance in "Posters Used by American Industries as War Production Incentives" (Boston : S.D. Warren Co., 1942). According to this publication and the Smithsonian Institution (http://americanhistory.si.edu/victory/victory4.htm), "Beat the promise" was the slogan of RCA's production incentive program.

Not listed in library catalogs or indexes as of 5/10/2004.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: Database No. 755
  • Accession or Local Control No: Historical Collection Accession No. 2222
  • Call Number: Posters WW2 RCA 8
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc184

Collections

This poster is part of the following collections of related materials.

World War Two Collection

These materials focus on WWII and the immediate postwar period of the late 1940s. In addition to materials created during the time period, materials may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

World War Poster Collection

From World War I French victory figures to grim views of the Nazi regime, these posters demonstrate the power of words and images.

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Creation Date

  • 1941?/1942?

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • June 13, 2006, 12:30 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Oct. 1, 2014, 7:30 a.m.

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Buy war savings bonds : beat the promise!, poster, 1941?/1942?; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc184/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.