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World War I posters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-032

Scope and Contents

This collection contains twelve French posters regarding the Great War circa 1914 to 1918.


  • 1914-1920

Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in French.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright status of this collection has not been evaluated.

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.


0.12 Linear Feet (3 containers)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on an unknown date by an unknown donor.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection is complete.

World War I posters
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Collection Area Details

Part of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Manuscript Collections Collection Area

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