The “That liberty shall not perish from the earth – Buy liberty bonds – Fourth liberty loan” poster was used during World War 1 to encourage the purchase of war bonds, or “liberty bonds” by those on the home front.
The picture depicts an image of New York City on fire with what looks like planes overhead. We can see the head of the statue of liberty on the water at the feet of the statue and boats float around in New York harbour. This would obviously be a frightening image for the citizens of the U.S. at the time and would most certainly encourage the purchase of war bonds.
The “That liberty shall not perish from the earth” poster was designed by Joseph Pennell a famous artist and author from the period. This is part of a series of war bonds posters published during world war 1 and 2 to encourage the purchase of these bonds to help fund the war effort.