Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Great War: May 4, 1917

Woefully behind and still trying to catch up on my promised daily account of Hudson during the Great War, I offer this ad, which appeared in the Hudson Evening Register on May 4, 1917.

Liberty Loans, also known as Liberty Bonds, were issued by the U.S. Treasury to help meet the expense of war. The First Liberty Bond Act was passed by Congress on April 24, 1917, and, as the ad suggests, issuance of the bonds began soon after. Buttons, like the one shown at right, were given to those who subscribed to the Liberty Loan program and were worn as evidence of the wearer's patriotism and generosity.

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