Illustrator:Albert Parker for the U.S. Treasury Department.
Description: Poster created by the U.S. Treasury Department in 1942 emphasizing the need for American families to support U.S. World War II efforts by purchasing war bonds and stamps.
Context and Things to Consider
- Pay attention to the overall message behind the illustration. How does it stress the need to save money through war bonds and stamps?
- Consider the impact of the image of a mother and child on Americans at this time. Why do you think the artist chose to capture war bonds in this manner?
- Note the peaked cap, or military cap, resting adjacent to the little girl and what it may represent.