The “Americans All! Victory Liberty Loan” propaganda poster was used during World War 1 to encourage those on the home front to purchase war bonds to help with the U.S. war effort. War bonds were government issued debt to fund the war effort, they were used during World War 1 and 2 in the U.S. and were heavily promoted using propaganda posters.
The picture depicts a female with a large American flag behind her. In her left hand she holds an honour roll wreath, on the left hand side of the poster is a list of names, or the honour roll. These are intentionally from multiple different ethnicities, with names like O’Brien being Irish and names like Gonzales being hispanic. This is to show that no matter what was the background of the citizen, they should be be buying war bonds and contributing to the war effort.
The “Americans All! Victory Liberty Loan” poster was designed by Howard Christy Chandler who was a well known illustrator during both World war 1. Some of his other posters include the “Gee I wish I were a man, I’d join the navy” poster and the “Fight or buy bonds” poster. This poster is part of our war bonds poster collection.