The “7th war loan – Now all together” poster was used at the end of world war 2 to encourage citizens to make one final investment in the country. The image is taken from the iconic Iwo Jima image which later became the inspiration for the famous statue located just outside Washington in the Marine Corps War Memorial.
The original image was taken by Joe Rosenthal on February 23rd on top of Mount Suribachi. It depicts 6 marines lifting to American flag at the top of the mountain during the Battle of Iwo Jima. 3 of the 6 marines were later killed in action and the remaining 3 became celebrities when the returned from the war. Joe Rosenthal the photographer was awarded a Pulitzer prize for taking the photo. It is an iconic image from world war two and has been adapted numerous times.
This poster was used to encourage those at home to make a last final effort and buy war bonds. As the Nazi’s surrendered many believed the war to be over, the government wanted to ensure the finances were in place to finish the war.
The illustrator of this poster was C.C. Beall who was known for drawing comics and advertisements.