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Image description: This interactive timeline shows the history and tradition of U.S. savings bonds throughout the years.

According to Bureau of Public Debt:

The interactive timeline features archived images of savings bond posters, special events and other memorabilia through the years, including photos or videos of movie stars such as Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney and popular television programs such as “Lassie,” “The Bugs Bunny Show” and “Cheers.”

The timeline was created to mark the change in the way savings bonds can be purchased. Starting in 2012, savings bonds are only available for purchase online through TreasuryDirect.gov.

Explore the timeline to learn more about the history of savings bonds.

Image from the Bureau of Public Debt.