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Always on guard
Stern uses a hero from American history, the Minuteman, to show that credit unions protect people's money.
This cartoon assures people that a credit union will always be on guard to keep away those who would take advantage of consumers.
Able and ready to rescue youIn To the Rescue, Stern uses a famous 1920's movie theme of a hero saving someone tied to a railroad track as a train roars closer. This illustrates that credit unions can save you. They do this by lending money at a fair interest rate and by teaching you how to save money.
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The 1920s was a time of daring exploits.
Welcome, new members!
Credit unions were still a new idea for many people in Stern’s time.
He drew two cartoons to show that more and more states were passing laws to protect peoples’ deposits in credit unions.In one, a busy credit union house welcomes two well-dressed new occupants, Illinois and Michigan. People can see from the drawing that credit unions are friendly and can be trusted.
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In another cartoon, Stern draws a U.S. map as a puzzle. As states pass laws to protect money in credit unions, new pieces are being added to the puzzle.
The puzzle is not finished, but all the pieces are there. This shows that in time, credit unions in every state will be able to serve members. Today, that’s true!
Joe Stern was a great artist who believed in credit unions. Whether they advertise by cartoons or any other style of marketing, credit unions all pride themselves on the fact that they are owned by their members.
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