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World War I posters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-032
The World War I posters collection contains twelve French posters regarding the Great War circa 1914 to 1918.

Dates

  • circa 1914-1918

Conditions Governing Access

The World War I posters collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The World War I posters collection is in the public domain and may used without copyright restriction.

Extent

12.5 Linear Feet (3 Drawers)

Overview

The World War I posters collection contains twelve French posters regarding the Great War circa 1914 to 1918.

Biographical / Historical

World War I inspired Europe's second poster craze, or affichomania, in a span of fifty years. The first took place during the last part of the nineteenth century, when new printing technologies allowed artists to move beyond small, single-color, and text-based broadsides. Due to their mass-producibility and affordability, posters produced during the Great War in Europe were also especially attractive to collectors, who considered the image as important as the text for the poster's meaning.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The World War I posters collection was donated to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on an unknown date by an unknown donor.
Title
World War I posters
Status
completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections repository

Contact:
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 USA