Enlisting a Nation

This fall, the Context Library Series will feature a special collection of historical posters to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I.

Enlisting a NationAmerican Visual Propaganda of World War I explores the government sponsored campaign to garner public support for American involvement in the First World War. Well-known illustrators of the time were recruited to create images that would be mass-produced and displayed across the nation, building upon themes of nationalism, compassion, morality, and a struggle of good over evil.

On display September 8 – December 18, 2014 in the Kellogg Library Gallery (3rd floor), free and open to the public during all library hours.

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Want to learn more about the centennial? Watch this short overview from CBS Sunday Morning on The “War to End All Wars,” 100 years later.