Many of these works were developed during World War II and bear a strong resemblance to the pop art movement. These works are often considered pop art images as well as vintage war prints. Images like 'Fight or Buy Bonds' were highly effective war bond advertisements and often incurred a sense of sympathy and patriotism. The works also often depicted Lady Liberty, a common icon seen in these wartime pictures.
Vintage war prints that depicted war bonds were meant to emote sympathy for the war effort. However, few of these historically relevant pictures were as effective as war bond advertisements. These images ranged from gory wartime prints that demanded blood and revenge to sentimental prints that suggested the war effort, and therefore the peace of the dead soldiers, relied solely on consumers. Many of these works used the same emotive techniques that are often seen in pop art images.
War bond advertisements are considered historically relevant illustrations among both art and history enthusiasts. These images revealed nations mobilizing for war and needing all of the help they could get. From American war bond advertisements to Canadian victory bonds, these wartime pictures reveals the behind-the-scene assistance and encouragement that isn't documented in the history books.