Keep Us Flying! Buy U.S. War Bonds

Title

Keep Us Flying! Buy U.S. War Bonds

Description

"If anyone, then, asks me the meaning of our flag, I say to him—it means just what Concord and Lexington meant; what Bunker Hill meant; which was, in short, the rising up of a valiant young people against an old tyranny to establish the most momentous doctrine that the world had ever known—the right of men to their own selves and to their liberties.
Henry Ward Beecher

War Bonds played a crucial role in financing World War II. They were issued by the government with intentions of generating capital to fund the war and made civilians feel involved in their national militaries. In this propaganda poster, Tuskegee Airmen offer encouragement to purchase them and help the cause.
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American military aviators in the United States armed forces. During World War II, African Americans in many U.S. states still were subject to the Jim Crow laws. The American military was racially segregated, as was much of the federal government. The Tuskegee Airmen were subject to racial discrimination, both within and outside the army. Despite these adversities, they trained and flew with distinction."

Creator

United States Department of Treasury

Date

1943

Source

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Tuskegee_airman_poster.jpg

Relation

Rights

Source: Tuskegee Airmen. (2012, October 2). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 19:32, October 4, 2012, from http://bit.ly/UHA9Hz.

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Publisher

United States Department of Treasury

Contributor

United States Department of Treasury

Format

Medium: Lithograph.

Language

English

Type

Artwork

Identifier

Propaganda, War, War Bonds

Coverage

United States

Files

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Tuskegee_airman_poster.jpg

Reference

United States Department of Treasury, Keep Us Flying! Buy U.S. War Bonds, United States Department of Treasury, 1943

Cite As

United States Department of Treasury, “Keep Us Flying! Buy U.S. War Bonds,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 19, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/162.