World War I posters
Collection — Multiple Containers
This collection contains twelve French posters regarding the Great War circa 1914 to 1918.
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.
0.12 Linear Feet (3 containers)
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
This collection was donated to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on an unknown date by an unknown donor.
Processing of this collection is complete.
- World War I posters
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