Posters, part 6

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Our first poster is ca 1917 recruiting poster for WWI, done by artist L.N. Britton.  Keeping with the eagle theme, the second poster is also ca 1917 and was done by artist James Henry Daugherty.  The image is a little dark, but when you see the poster close up the colors are very vibrant and eye-catching.  We have an even larger version of this poster and I love to look it.  The third picture ca 1918 by artist Albert Herter.  I had never seen a YMCA poster this old before, so I thought it was pretty neat.

This second group starts with another WWI era poster, ca 1917.  It clearly is trying to appeal to emotions.  The second poster is from 1917 and encourages people to buy bonds to aid the war effort.  The third is the only WWII poster in this group, being from ca 1944.  This poster was part of a set that warned soldiers/sailors about the dangers of booby traps, encouraging them away from scavenging for souvenirs to take home.  We have quite a lot of these in our collection!

Posters, part 4

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A couple of months ago I shared images of posters in our collection.  Photographing all of the posters is one of my goals this year as I know that we have some pretty fantastic ones and it would be great to have updated photographs of all of them.  When the project is completed, the photos will be entered into our database where they will be available to anyone searching our collection online.  I’ve recently been able to work on the project again, so I thought I would share some more posters!

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Propaganda Posters

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As I mentioned in a previous post, I am currently spending a little bit of time each week photographing our posters, of which we have about 600.  The eventual goal is to put each of these photographs in our database so that we can use them when searching for posters, but also so that visitors can see them when they search our collection online.  So, here are some of my latest finds!

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