Vintage photograph of Charlie Chaplin performing in support of the Third Liberty Loan Act, 1918

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New York: United Press International, Unknown. Vintage black and white photograph of comedian Charlie Chaplin performing in front of the Sub-Treasury building in New York in support of the third Liberty Loan in 1918. With the stamp of United Press International on the verso, along with holograph ink annotations.

The Third Liberty Loan Act was a World War I liberty bond sold in support of US war expenses, widely popularized by the efforts of Secretary of the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo, including posters made by famous artists and bond rallies held by contemporary celebrities, including Al Jolson, Elsie Janis, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks. In addition to his public performance, Chaplin made a short film, "The Bond," encouraging American audiences to support the war effort.

10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus, with light creasing and a few faded spots on the recto.

[Book #150185]

Price: $650.00