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Victory is a Question of Stamina: Posters from the First World War

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September 2 – October 12, 2014

July 28, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, a global conflict that lasted more than four years and claimed 37 million lives. In recognition of the centenary, The William Benton Museum of Art presents a selection of posters from The Great War contextualized with contemporary photographs and artifacts. As one of the primary and most effective means of communication with the public, posters were used by the United States government to encourage participation in all aspects of the war effort. This exhibition, which takes its title from a slogan used by the U.S. Food Administration in support of voluntary food rationing, focuses on the role of women in that undertaking and others essential to the allied victory.

Joan of Arc Poster: Women of America save your country. Buy war savings stamps.

William Haskell Coffin (American, 1878–1941), Joan of Arc Saved France, 1918. Color lithograph poster. Gift of Robert Elson.

 

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