December 2016

This Day in History… December 1, 1917

War Savings Stamps Issued to Fund WWI

U.S. #WS1 – The first 25¢ War Savings Thrift Stamp.

U.S. #WS1 – The first 25¢ War Savings Thrift Stamp.

On December 1, 1917, first War Savings Stamp, WS1, was issued.

When America entered World War I in April 1917, there was an immediate push to support the war effort. Weapons were needed, as well as clothing, food, and supplies for the men fighting overseas. In the coming months, the U.S. government instituted a number of programs to encourage the public to donate what they could, including war bonds and liberty bonds.

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