Monday, August 8, 2011

Florida History: Uncle Sam says "I Always Pay My Debts" - May, 1919

This was printed in the Fort Lauderdale Herald (Fort Lauderdale's first newspaper), May 1, 1919. One might say it's  apropos of these days.

$21 billion was raised for World War I by Americans with Liberty Loans and bonds.

This ad reads, in part:

We went in to win and to win quickly. We won. Now we have got to pay our bills. It means we must see the thing through - Uncle Sam's debt is your debt and my debt.
Let's put over the Victory Liberty Loan with a bang and square things up - buy for cash and buy on installments and do it today.

Tags: Florida history, Jane Feehan, Fort Lauderdale's first newspaper

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