05/23/09 93 W, 1 I - + 12 - 11 War Bonds, 1945

Jack Benny was a popular radio performer during the 1940s, and other decades, and whose stage character was famously thrifty. War bonds were means of financing military operations, and helping civilians feel involved in the war effort. The two were combined in this "official U.S. Treasury advertisement" that appeared in the News & Observer on August 3, 1945. World War II would end within two weeks. Note the names of longtime Raleigh businesses as sponsors, such as Dillon Supply Company, Hudson-Belk, and Jolly's. Click once or twice to enlarge:

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