During WWI citizens were encouraged to help fund the war by buying several types of stamps that could eventually be redeemed for cash.
One program was the 25-cent thrift stamps program. Although these stamps did not accumulate interest, unlike the war savings certificate stamps, they enabled individuals to gradually purchase enough thrift stamps to buy a $5 war savings certificate.
This thrift card belonged to Harvey Bowen of Grass Range, Montana. It contains eight 25-cent thrift stamps and one $5 war savings certificate stamp.