October 31: posters for World Savings Day

Giornata del Risparmio, Marcello Dudovich, 1932

Marcello Dudovich, 1932

Italian economist and politician Maffeo Pantaleoni (1857-1924) laid the first stone for “Savings Day” in 1924, on the occasion of the First International Thrift Congress held in Milan.

Pantaleoni gave a speech that later would inspire the event, stemming from an agreement among saving banks in twenty-six countries that is still upheld today, every October 31.

These posters say it all: savings have a beauty and a value of their own.

October 30, 2015