Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin Wall Street New York 1918

Updated Dec 27, 2017
Michelle Cassidy
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on Sep 17, 2012 1:38 PM
Wall Street, New York City, 1918

In this photo, Douglas Fairbanks raises a vertical Charlie Chaplin in the air, at the foot of the old Sub-Treasury building (now Federal Hall National Memorial), during a rally to promote Liberty bonds. Liberty bonds were sold to help support the United States World War I effort.

A year before this in 1917, Fairbanks and Mary Pickford joined Charlie Chaplin in selling war bonds by train across the United States. At the time, Fairbanks and Chaplin were the highest paid movie stars in Hollywood.

Douglas Fairbanks, nicknamed "The King of Hollywood", was born on May 23, 1883 and died on December 12, 1939.
Date & Place: at Sub-Treasury Building in Manhattan, New York United States of America


AncientFaces commented on Dec 31, 2015
Douglas Fairbanks lifting Charlie Chaplin above a huge crowd of onlookers to support the sale of Liberty bonds (used to help support the World War 1 war effort) on Wall Street New York 1918.
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