Public notice no. 1 [graphic] : Congress has decided that the Government of the United States will issue regular forms of insurance policies to which the present War Risk Term Policies may be converted ...
- Corporate Author:
- United States. Bureau of War Risk Insurance
- Additional Titles:
- Public notice number one
- [Washington, D.C.] : [Bureau of War Risk Insurance], [1920?] and Government Printing Office.
- Physical Description:
- 1 print (poster) : color ; 82 x 54 cm
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- Restrictions on Access:
- Unrestricted access.
- The poster consists of text, printed in blue and red, contained within a double-line border, also of red and blue, with double-line dividers, printed in red, to separate areas. The text continues: The policies already authorized are -- 1. Ordinary life 2. Twenty-payment life 3. Thirty-payment life 4. Twenty-year endowment 5. Thirty-year endowment 6. Endowment at age 62 ; All those holding War Risk Term Policies may convert their present contracts to any of the new forms listed above : write to U.S. Treasury Department, Bureau of War Risk Insurance, Washington, D.C., R.G. Cholmeley-Jones, Director.
- World War I poster collection
- Other Forms:
- Also available online.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Rare Books copy: Gift of Louis F. Peck, Professor of English, 1965.
- Administrative History:
- World War I began as a conflict between the Allies (France, the United Kingdom, and Russia) and the Central Powers (Germany and Austria-Hungary). The assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary and his wife Sophie ignited the war in 1914. Italy joined the Allies in 1915, followed by the United States in 1917. A ceasefire was declared at 11 AM on 11 November 1918. The poster was a major tool for broad dissemination of information during the war. Countries on both sides of the conflict distributed posters widely to garner support, urge action, and boost morale. and The Bureau of War Risk Insurance was established in 1914, as a result of the War Risk Insurance Act; it was initially designed to provide marine insurance during World War I, and, in 1917, the Act was amended to provide life insurance to members of the Merchant Marine. The Bureau was established under the Treasury Department, and headed by Henry D. Lindsley from December 1918 through August, 1920; he was succeeded as director by R.G. Cholmeley-Jones. After the war, responsibiliy for these policies passed to the Veterans Bureau.
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