Sure We'll Finish the Job


Artist
Gerrit Beneker (American, 1882 – 1934)
Date
1918
Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
Sheet/image : 62 1/2 x 36 in. (1.6 m x 91.44 cm)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2014.32

Label
Liberty Loans were war bonds sold by the United States government between 1917 and 1919 to help underwrite the costs of World War One. Altogether the Liberty Loan bonds raised twenty-five billion dollars over three years, an extraordinary amount considering that the total annual expenditures of the federal government just before the war were only around one billion dollars per year. The act of Congress that authorized the sale of the Liberty Loan bonds is still the basis for all United States Treasury bonds issued today.

Object Type
Print