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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Two views (obverse and reverse) of circular Ruth Law "bombshell" Liberty Bond advertising leaflet designed to be dropped from her airplane in flight. Obverse view is illustrated with bust portrait photograph of Ruth Law in uniform with hat, smiling (facsimile autograph at bottom), surrounded by the words: "I HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO DO MY BIT ABOVE THE TRENCHES. WILL YOU DO YOUR BIT WITH YOUR MONEY?" Reverse view depicts illustration of a smoking bombshell, overwritten with the words: "YOU BUY A LIBERTY BOND OR THE NEXT BOMB DROPPED ON YOU MAY BE A GERMAN BOMB... ... ... I'VE BOUGHT MY LIBERTY BOND. WILL YOU BUY YOURS TODAY? RUTH LAW."

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Women in aeronautics
  • Women air pilots

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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