World War I Poster, "Buy Liberty Bonds," circa 1917

Summary

During the First World War, Abraham Lincoln's reputation extended to the international arena. For, who could more perfectly symbolize the international fight for freedom--the fight to make the world safe for democracy--than America's own Abraham Lincoln? Excerpts of his most stirring speeches were revived on posters, encouraging Americans to "Buy Liberty Bonds" and "Save Food for World Relief."

During the First World War, Abraham Lincoln's reputation extended to the international arena. For, who could more perfectly symbolize the international fight for freedom--the fight to make the world safe for democracy--than America's own Abraham Lincoln? Excerpts of his most stirring speeches were revived on posters, encouraging Americans to "Buy Liberty Bonds" and "Save Food for World Relief."

Artifact

Poster

Date Made

1917

Subject Date

1917

Collection Title

Poster Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

89.0.565.31

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Lithography

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 30 in

Width: 20 in

Inscriptions

On front: BUY LIBERTY BONDS/ THAT GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE SHALL NOT PERISH FROM THE EARTH A. LINCOLN.

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