The "Don’t Spend It All" posters were part of an advertising campaign that ran during the early 1920’s which urged individuals to save more and deposit in their banks. Each design and respective message of these posters, while varied in their content, all reflect the purpose of the campaign as a whole: to make the general public feel that savings would help to improve their financial futures.
This specific poster, painted by Arnold Lorne Hicks, features a pirate in the center of the image bolstering a wavering red flag. The pirate, and the thieves depicted in the left-hand corner signal the posters theme of saving "buried treasure." The bottom text of the poster reads "Buried Treasure draws no interest, put your money to work in this bank" telling consumers that by putting money in a bank account, the bank will pay interest on an individual’s savings.
Arnold Lorne Hicks (1888 – 1970) was a Canadian painter, illustrator and cartoonist. After moving to New York, Lorne Hicks began attending classes at the Art Students League where he furthered his drawing technique as a commercial illustrator. Lorne Hicks illustrated for many children’s books in his early career but is best known for his contributions to the publication Classic Illustrated which featured comic book adaptations of literary classics such as Oliver Twist, The Prince and the Pauper and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
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