Douglas Fairbanks on Wall Street


Unidentified Photographer, [Douglas Fairbanks encouraging people to buy Liberty Bonds at Subtreasury Building, New York], April 8, 1918

“Stirring Celebrations Help Speed Loan Drive,” New York Times, April 9, 1918

“Besides the parade of the New York State Guard last night, Liberty Loan meetings and demonstrations were held throughout the city yesterday. Great enthusiasm marked the Liberty Loan meeting in front of the Sub-Treasury yesterday, at which Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin took part. As far as the eye could reach from the top of the steps of the Sub-Treasury the streets were a mass of upturned faces, and apparently all who could get the necessary room to free an arm raised it aloft when they were asked to pledge themselves to buy Liberty bonds.”

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