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Develop the Power that is Within You

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | July 12, 2021

This poster shows a man sitting, leaning over a book on his knee. The man is wearing overalls, and the scene behind him appears to be an industrial setting. Text at bottom promotes the National Bank of Germantown. 
The poster was originally part of a campaign to make people aware of the resources available to them for free at the library, in 1923. It has been repurposed here by the bank, to encourage people to save. 
Both are always timely reminders!