The “Victory – now you can invest in it! – Victory Loan” propaganda poster was used during World War 2 to encourage purchase of war bonds by those on the home front. The poster uses patriotic images of the U.S. flag and eagle to encourage investing in war bonds.
War bonds were used during World War 1 and 2 to raise funding for the U.S. war effort. The government issued debt loans to the people who bought and could cash them in after the loan. The purchase of these war bonds was encouraged by propaganda posters. This particular poster uses the image of an eagle sitting on money, with the U.S. colours and stars and stripes in the background. The poster focuses on patriotism and those at home doing their part. This poster is part of our full collection of war bonds posters.
The “Victory – now you can invest in it! – Victory Loan” poster was designed by Dean Cornwell who was an illustrator and muralist. He was one of the most well known illustrators at the time and lived from 1892 until 1960. Some of the other famous war bonds posters from World War 2 include the “Now all together” poster and the “you can’t afford to miss either” poster.