The special Victory Loan Committee train was stopped in San Fernando, California by William S. Hart, the famous two-gun man of the movies, and his gang,
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
North America, American
Restricted gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, Fernando Barnuevo and Gloria Ybarra
Purchased by the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College on August 12, 2020 from Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.
Victory Loan Train Held Up! The Victory Loan campaign started off on April 21 with a holdup. The train thundered through the town of San Fernando, California at the dizzy speed of five miles an hour. The special Victory Loan Committee train was stopped by William S. Hart, the famous two-gun man of the movies, and his gang. The train is touring the Southwestern states. (Victory Is Worth What It Costs - Invest!)
To help finance the war effort and build patriotism, the U.S. Treasury issued securities termed “Liberty Bonds” in June and October 1917 and in May and October 1918. A fifth and final issue, termed the Victory Liberty Loan or Victory Loan, was issued in May 1919 to consolidate short-term debt issued during the war.
Credited in plate with typeset credit and title on label affixed to verso.
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