girl and her mother putting stamps in a book

Even a liitle can help a lot – NOW

Illustration courtesy of Ladies Home Journal, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942
Artist: A Parker
Government officials realized the benefits of enlisting children in their campaign to build and maintain public support for the war effort. Children were even encouraged to buy stamps, which when collected could be used to purchase a War Bond. Of $135 billion bonds sold, nearly $1 billion were contributed by children. In this poster, a little girl is is helping her mother put stamps in a book. Note the soldier's hat by her feet; it suggests that her father is serving overseas. The poster conveys multiple messages. While showing a mother and daughter enjoying family time together, there also is subtle reference to their sacrifice.