Show features rare art, posters, memorabilia from World War I
Bruce Hunter purchased his first WW1 poster at an auction on Nov. 11, 2002 at 11 minutes past 11- the date and time of the anniversary of the signing of the armistice ending the Great War. It was a promising beginning for a collection of wartime posters now so huge that the National Museum of World War I in Kansas City is interested in borrowing some of the art. The public is invited to view 19 posters and 20 prints from Hunter`s collection as well as trench art and militaria from other local militaria collectors in a Memorial Day show at the Hosmer House, 299 Old Sudbury Road in Sudbury.
Never Such Innocence: British Images of the First World War
While the installation in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion may focus on WWI England, no one should ignore it as untimely: It's about a government anxious to put a positive spin on a bloody struggle to secure a supply of soldiers. The exhibit "Never Such Innocence: British Images of the First World War" has posters of the British government alongside nonofficial photos, art and poetry from soldiers on the front lines. Visitors are greeted by a recruitment poster with a photo of a sea of smiling soldiers waving: "Come & join this happy throng. Off to the front." Other posters appeal to duty, honor and patriotism.
World War I war bond posters on display at Smithsonian Art Museum
What`s a good way to strike at the enemy during wartime? Slap a horror-provoking image of your foe on a poster promoting war bonds. During WWI, the U.S. government launched a poster campaign to raise funds for the clash against the Central Powers. "Over the Top: American Posters from World War I" showcases 44 vintage posters from four Liberty Loan campaigns, the War Saving Stamps program, the Victory Loan and support for the Red Cross. The first Liberty Loan campaign had only 3 posters. One of these posters on view, "You Buy a Liberty Loan Lest I Perish" (1917), shows a serious Statue of Liberty gesturing in an urgent call for support.
Poster Propaganda - South Carolina before and during World War I
"A review of A Call for All: The Great War Summons the Palmetto State" examines the impact of World War One propaganda on South Carolina. A Call for All is part of a collaborative project, Forward Together: South Carolina in World War I, with exhibitions at 5 venues around the city. All governments use propaganda in the lead-up to a war. It is one of the most effective tools in gaining support for a policy that might be unpopular. Walter Lippmann and Edward Bernays first formalized specific strategies in the early 20th century. Woodrow Wilson hired the pair to convince the public to support US entry into WWI.
Inside History - WWI Poster Campaign
The US entered the First World War on April 6th, 1917. Our nation faced obstacles, most notably how to finance the great war. Many ideas were brought into play to convince Americans to donate. The most successful: Posters. Inside History visits the Herigate Center to see one of the largest collections in the country. They tug at your heartstrings, fill you with pride and patiotism. The posters were one of the most successful ways of impessing upon everyone that they needed to be part of the war effort, that this was an overall effort that included not just the soldiers on the battlefield but also everybody at home.
Posters of the Russian Civil War, 1918-1922
Posters of the 1918-1922 Russian Civil War.
Canadian World War I Posters Gallery
In World War I colour posters were used as an affordable means of mass communication. The Canadian government produced many posters for recruitment drives, for fund raising through Victory Bonds, and to encourage the increase in production. Canadian war posters production ranged from the hundreds to 65,000. In WWI, Canadian war posters were modeled on those in Britain, although they also targeted specific cultural groups, including French Canadians, the Irish and Scots. The war posters were often heavy on text with passive images, although the imagery tended to get more dramatic as casualties mounted.