Apr 29
—Oct 9

Posters and Patriotism: Selling World War 1 in New York


Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave.
Manhattan, NY 10029


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In an effort to rally the public in support of World War 1, in 1917 the federal government commissioned New York City’s artists to create posters, flyers, magazine art and other images meant to present the war in a positive light and create a sense of “wartime loyalty, duty and sacrifice” among citizens. More than 60 pieces of artwork from the collection—all donated by railroad executive and financier John W. Campbell—are on display at the Museum of the City of New York. 


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