Liberty Bonds posters
Liberty Bonds posters are vintage posters designed to advertise and promote the sale of Liberty Bonds in the United States during World War I.
Liberty Bonds were a form of Government War Bonds sold to the American public during the First World War to raise funds for the military. The bonds were sold in four issues, starting in April 1917. The second issue of bonds came in October of the same year, followed by a third set in April 1918 and a fourth in September 1918.
A fifth issue of bonds took place in April 1919, although the bonds were renamed as the Victory Liberty Loan.
Vintage Liberty Bonds posters
There are a wide range of Liberty Bond posters to choose from, as various designs were created to appeal to different demographics and areas of the country. These designs often feature images of American soldiers, young children and patriotic imagers such as American flags and scenes from the country’s past.
The posters are excellent examples of early 20th century printing and graphic design, along with offering an insight into the political propaganda of the period and the ways in which civilians were constantly depicted as ‘unpatriotic’ if they didn’t purchase the bonds.
How much are Liberty Bonds posters worth?
Good condition original Liberty Bond posters are now highly sought after by both vintage poster collectors and militaria collectors. Prices depend entirely on the particular design and the condition, but many can be found on specialist websites or auctions sites for anything from $100 up to more than $1,000 for large examples.