Brandeis Institutional Repository - World War I & World War II Propaganda Posters

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The Brandeis University World War I and World War II Propaganda Posters collection includes nearly a hundred different images promoting the two war efforts. Inspired by Western European examples, American pictorial publicity during the two world wars rested largely on artistic and industrial ingenuity. The posters had a variety of aims; many focused on programs such as The United War Work Campaign, the Red Cross, and most notably the subscription of Liberty and Victory loans. Each of the four Liberty loan campaigns (1917-1918) and the Victory loan campaign (1919) created prodigious poster art on both the local and national levels.Many different poster designs were created, the majority of which were printed in large quantities. A number of posters were created by professional artists, some of whom were already widely known through their work in books, magazines, and advertising. This collection includes such famous artists as Howard Chandler Christy, Haskell Coffin, Casper Emerson, Jr., Harrison Fisher, James Montgomery Flagg, Henry Patrick Raleigh, and Adolph Treidler, to name a few. A full finding aid to the World War I and World War II Propaganda Posters collection is available here.

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Copyright:

Requests to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department.

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Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: World War I and World War II Propaganda Posters, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

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