War bonds & funds

Documents activities in Philadelphia in support of the war bond drive. Most images depict parades, rallies, award ceremonies, fundraisers, and promotional events. Several items portray entertainers supporting drives, including Harpo Marx, Lucille Ball, Bill Robinson, and others. Some items show j...

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Corporate Author: Philadelphia Record
Language:English
Published: 1941-1945
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Online Access:Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue (Name Index)
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Summary: Documents activities in Philadelphia in support of the war bond drive. Most images depict parades, rallies, award ceremonies, fundraisers, and promotional events. Several items portray entertainers supporting drives, including Harpo Marx, Lucille Ball, Bill Robinson, and others. Some items show jeeps, submarines, and bombers used for fundraising. Contains images of children donating time and money as well as a bond booth sponsored by blacks. Highlights victory drives with scenes of rallies in department stores, movie theaters, and at the Navy Yard. Depicts an infantry show at Shibe Park during the 7th drive. Portrays committee members and volunteers. Documents promotional activities on the radio, at booths on the street, with door-to- door solicitaiton, by telephone, and with printed announcements and posters. Portrays workers participating in fundraising for war bonds and stamps during the second World War. Shows picketing employees at I. Miller & Sons promoting the purchase of war bonds.
These subject entries for the Philadelphia Record newspaper’s photo “morgue” are primarily for Places (buildings, parks, streets, etc.), Things (Bicycles, Bison, Blind Persons [just sampling the B’s]), Events (Democratic National Convention 1936, Flourtown Fair, Harvest Week) and Social Constructs (Home Economics, City Planning, Eating & Drinking, etc.). Each of these subjects became a MARC record which included a call number. In the case of these records, the call numbers are the actual folder numbers for the materials referenced. Therefore, these subject headings are really also an index for this section of the Philadelphia Record newspaper’s photograph morgue. [The name section of the Philadelphia Record photo morgue represents individuals, A-Z, and
Item Description: Part of the Philadelphia Record Photograph Collection; for general information, see collection record.
Physical Description: 1 map
290 photoprints : silver gelatin