Subscribe to the 7th War Loan

Description

This World War I poster, published in 1917, urges citizens of Austria-Hungary to subscribe to the latest war bond. It depicts a woman, representing the Austro-Hungarian Empire, holding a flag. The name of the sponsoring bank is given at the bottom. Like the other belligerents, Austria-Hungary relied heavily on the sale of bonds to its citizens to finance its participation in the war. The country issued its first war bond in November 1914, at a five percent rate of return with a five-year maturity. Thereafter bonds were issued at six-month intervals, in November and May. Posters like this one were used to encourage sales of the bonds. This poster was created by Thomas Fasche, an artist who made posters for the seventh and eighth Austrian war loans, but about whom little else is known.

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Publication Information

J. Weiner, Vienna

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Title in Original Language

Zeichnet 7. Kriegsanleihe

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Type of Item

Physical Description

1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 126 x 95 centimeters

Collection

Last updated: February 10, 2014