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Korean War BUY WAR BONDS billboards

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Korean War BUY WAR BONDS billboards
Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, September 1, 2023 10:27 AM

This information has been very difficult for me to find online...

The war in Korea ended about a year before the date my layout represents.

Would it be appropriate to have a "Buy War Bonds" billboard still standing?

Was the gorvernment still pushing War Bonds in the Korean war?

If so, were these the same style as used in World War Two?

Thank you for any information.

-Kevin

 

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Posted by wjstix on Friday, September 1, 2023 11:02 AM

I believe the answer is "no" for all three questions.

The U.S. government didn't sell war bonds for the Korean War, that was a WW2 thing. In fact, the government took pains to not refer to Korea as a war - it was a "police action" through the auspices of the U.N. with no formal declaration of war. (Of course, it was commonly called a war by people and in the press.)

What you would see c.1954 would be ads for U.S. Savings Bonds. War Bonds changed to Saving Bonds right after WW2. Many people bought Savings Bonds in the post-war years, often by having a dollar or two taken out of each paycheck.

https://www.treasurydirect.gov/timeline.htm

 https://dyn1.heritagestatic.com/lf?set=path%5B2%2F2%2F5%2F4%2F6%2F22546175%5D%2Csizedata%5B850x600%5D&call=url%5Bfile%3Aproduct.chain%5D

 https://dyn1.heritagestatic.com/lf?set=path%5B2%2F2%2F5%2F4%2F6%2F22546175%5D%2Csizedata%5B850x600%5D&call=url%5Bfile%3Aproduct.chain%5D

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, September 1, 2023 4:10 PM

wjstix
I believe the answer is "no" for all three questions.

Thank you very much for that information. That is everything I needed to know.

-Kevin

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