Pullman in the First World WarMain MenuPullman in the First World WarThe story of the people of the Pullman neighborhood and the Pullman Company during the First World WarIntroductionPullman, the town and the companyThat Rascal, Pancho VillaThe service of the people of Pullman during the Punitive Expedition to Mexico, 1916-1917Preparedness and NeutralityHow much should America prepare for a European war?Universal Military Training and PlattsburgTurning young middle and upper class men into soldiersForeign ServiceA number of Pullman residents and employees joined the armies of other nationsApril 6, 1917The United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917The 35thRebuilding the French railways systemRallies and Bond DrivesPaying for the warVictory Gardens and Food SecurityFood production and securityLossThe price Pullman paidWomen in ServiceWomen take their part in the war effortsThe Fourth HorsemanThe Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919 and Pullman1918 and 1919The End of the War to End All WarsAndrew Bullene5d9366487bd54fdac2245f21f3b76927ff9be2d
Flag raising at Calumet Shops, May 19th
12018-07-25T18:45:51+00:00Andrew Bullene5d9366487bd54fdac2245f21f3b76927ff9be2d12Flag raising and bond rally at the Calumet Shops of the Pullman Factory, 113th and Langleyplain2022-07-15T16:36:57+00:00The Pullman Car Works Standard 1917-07; v. 2 no. 03. p. 319-May-17Andrew Bullene5d9366487bd54fdac2245f21f3b76927ff9be2d
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12018-07-24T21:23:11+00:00Rallies and Bond Drives5Paying for the warimage_header2018-07-30T02:36:43+00:00In 1917 and 1918, the United States government issued Liberty Bonds to raise money for its involvement in World War I. Secretary of the Treasury William McAdoo created a very aggressive campaign to popularize the bonds. The Treasury Department worked closely with the Committee on Public Information in developing Liberty Bond campaigns.
All told, there were four main bond drives. The first occurred in April, 1917, the second in October, 1917, the third in April, 1918, and the fourth and final one in September, 1918.
The government used famous artists to make posters and used movie stars to host bond rallies. Pullman responded to all four drives with enthusiasm, holding bond rallies and flag raisings to bolster sales and reinforce patriotism.