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"Victory Begins At Home" Hartford War Chest WWII Home Front Poster by F.J. Lefevre & Edward F. Weidl (c. 1940s)

"Victory Begins At Home" Hartford War Chest WWII Home Front Poster by F.J. Lefevre & Edward F. Weidl (c. 1940s)

Poster encourages people to donate to the Hartford War Chest with artwork depicting a man and woman holding out five dollar bills. Note that $5 in 1940 was the equivalent of $93 in 2020.

The Hartford War Chest was a fundraising campaign during WWII to support the war effort. It was a community-wide effort in Hartford, Connecticut, aimed at collecting funds to help the military and those on the home front. The Hartford War Chest served as a local branch office of the National War Fund. The campaign sought to raise money for various organizations such as the Red Cross, the USO, and the Salvation Army, among others. The funds were used for a variety of purposes such as supporting soldiers and their families, providing medical aid and supplies, and assisting refugees. It also distributed funds to Hartford area family welfare, child care, health, and emergency wartime agencies.

Size*: 20" x 29"
Condition: Very Good to Excellent

Rolled. Never folded, heavier paper stock. Inks bright and clean.

Regular price $195.00 USD
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Poster Text:  VICTORY BEGINS AT HOME - GET A THRILL GIVE A S5 BILL - WORK HERE-EARN HERE-GIVE HERE - $5 Helps soldier's wife find a home. $5 Group Work Programs keep one child off city streets for a year. $5 One Week's Care of homeless child private family. HARTFORD WAR CHEST - FOR HARTFORD AND OUR ALLIES - F.J. Lefevre - Ed. F. Weidl
Tags: WWII   Charity   Home Front   National War Fund  
Produced by:  Hartford War Chest  
Artist/Designer(s): F.J. Lefevre   Edward F. Weidl  
* Sizes are approximate and given in good faith. Sizes are also given for the area of the item itself. Linen backing posters may slightly stretch the poster size, in addition posters often have a larger linen border that extends beyond the poster area. Measurements are for poster alone. Please contact us if you have any questions or you need to confirm exact size.
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