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Exhibit Opening: “Pennsylvania at War: World War I Posters from the Pennsylvania State Archives”

April 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

FOR VICTORY, BUY MORE BONDS 1918 Karle Litho., Co., Rochester, N.Y. John Williams (1877-1976) portrays Lady Liberty draped in the Stars and Stripes in this poster for the Fourth Liberty Loan drive. A flag wearing Lady Liberty or Columbia figure appear often in patriotic WWI posters. Williams, an English-born muralist and illustrator, lived for many years in Gettysburg, Adams County. Pennsylvania State Archives, MG-272 #76

Join us for the opening of “Pennsylvania at War: World War I Posters from the Pennsylvania State Archives”  featuring a walk through of the exhibit by Archivist Richard Saylor.

World War I posters provide a glimpse at the means by which valued American symbols and ideals were used to mobilize the country for war in Europe. The exhibit presents a sample of the nearly 500 posters in the collections of the Pennsylvania State Archives. This exhibit commemorates the centennial of the U.S. entry into World War I.

This exhibit is on display April 2, 2017 through November 12, 2017.


The Pennsylvania State Archives, in cooperation with the State Library of Pennsylvania, has digitized a collection of World War I posters from its Manuscript Group 200 – Poster Collection and made them available at https://phmc.info/wwi-posters​.


April 2, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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