Text from image: 'Knowing What We Defend is Important, Too. The Washington Monument is built of stone contributed by all the nations of the earth to honor the founder of this republic. From Arlington, across the river, where sleep the men who died for freedom, it looks like a giant spike which God might have driven into this earth, saying, 'Here I stake a claim for the home of Liberty.' (Wm. Brown Meloney, V.) During World War I, the boys in the freshman class at Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) Academy were told to write a composition on the Washington Monument. The twelve-year-old boy who wrote the lines we reprint on this poster was chided for not giving the height of the shaft, number of steps to the top, how long it took to build and how many people visit it every year. His defense was this: 'I tried to tell why it is there and what it means.' We think he succeeded.'
Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960 (artist), United States. Office of Economic Stabilization (originator)
Text from image: 'You Can Lick Runaway Prices. You Hold the 7 Keys to Hold Down Prices: 1. Buy and hold War Bonds; 2. Pay willingly our share of taxes; 3. Provide adequate life insurance and saving for our future; 4. Reduce our debts as much as possible; 5. Buy only what we need and make what we have last longer; 6. Follow ration rules and price ceilings; 7. Cooperate with our Government's wage stabilization program.'