They Kept the Sea Lanes Open Invest in the Victory Liberty Loan

Item

Title

They Kept the Sea Lanes Open
Invest in the Victory Liberty Loan

Description

An original propaganda poster encouraging the investment in Victory Liberty Loans for the war effort. The main image shows a surfaced U-Boat surrendering to an American warship in the foreground, while a large looming transport ship safely sails in the background.

Artist: Shafer, L. A.
Issued by the United States Department of the Treasury. War Loan Organization

Date

c. 1918-1919

Medium

Paper, ink

Provenance

Generously donated by Christine Wildman to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

Extent

73.7 x 99.1cm (29 x 39 in)

Publisher

W.F. Powers and Co. Litho. N.Y.

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