William Robinson

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Bill Robinson is a Digital Collections and Exhibitions intern at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, working on a joint HSP-Villanova digital exhibit for the centennial of World War I.

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During World War I, from 1917-1919, the U.S. Treasury issued five bonds to help raise money for the war effort in Europe. The War Loan Organization oversaw the sale of these bonds, known as the First, Second, Third, and Fourth Liberty Loans, as well as a fifth Victory Loan. Because the first two bonds didn’t sell well, the War Loan Organization undertook a massive drive to promote their sale.