New York in flames?

1918

Not really. The German air and submarine attack depicted by Joseph Pennell in this 1918 poster never actually took place. By evoking this potential threat, however, the poster brought the war home to the American people and underlined the urgency of buying bonds during Liberty Loan drives. The Government printed 2 million copies of this enormously popular poster.

National Archives, Records of the Bureau of Public Debt


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