The Liberty Bond Mutual Benefit Association-The Money is Mostly Spent at Home

McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949
John T. McCutcheon Collection, Works, Cartoon, Box 2, Newberry Library.

The U.S. entered Europe's Great War in 1917 as a deeply divided nation. To rally the country to the cause of war, the federal government launched a massive public relations effort drawing on the most talented communicators in business, journalism, and government. In this advertisement from the Chicago Tribune of October 1917, popular cartoonist John T. McCutcheon encourages Americans to support the war effort by purchasing government bonds. With the letters US in the background, a circle of men representing different occupations is united by Liberty Bonds. The poster suggests that only un-American outsiders would refuse to support the bond drive.

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Midwest MS McCutcheon, Works, Cartoon, Box 2
World War I
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