World War I and II Posters and Postcards (University of Minnesota Libraries)

Winslow Homer, Union cavalryman -- the water-call, The Conquest of Arkansas. Image and original data from Allan T. Kohl

Artstor has collaborated with the University of Minnesota Libraries to distribute approximately 5,700 images depicting posters and postcards from World Wars I and II. Works by artists such as James Montgomery Flagg, James H. Daugherty, Ben Shahn, Gil Spear, Otto Fischer, and others are represented. The collection is international in scope and contains posters from a range of governmental, commercial, and charitable organizations. Subjects include: veterans' benefits, war bonds and loans, military recruitment and morale, civil defense, industrial production, freedom and loyalty campaigns, international welfare organizations, prices and rationing, transportation, health and safety, labor organizations, films and theater, food production, sports and leisure, recruiting of women in military and non-combatant organizations, special events, and anti-war movements.

The University of Minnesota Libraries received an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant to digitize and make available their World War I and II poster and postcard collection.