The “Over the top for you – Buy U.S Gov’t Bonds Third Liberty Loan” poster was used during World War 1 to encourage those on the home front to buy liberty bonds to help finance the war effort. The image depicts a soldier in uniform as he rushes up a hill. A large United States flag is draped behind him flapping in the wind. The soldiers face looks almost fearful with his mouth open.
War bonds were used by all most countries involved in conflicts for decades to help finance the war efforts overseas. Propaganda posters like these were used to encourage those on the home front to contribute to the war effort by buying war bonds.
This poster was drawn by Sidney H Risenberg in 1918 and was published by the United States Department of Treasury. Risenberg was a painter and an illustrator during the period, he is known primarily for western style painting and illustrations. He is thought to have reached his peak during the world war 1, where he produced a number of famous proganda poster including the “Lend as they fight“poster.