Artstor collaborated with the University of Minnesota Libraries to distribute approximately 5,740 images depicting posters and postcards from World Wars I and II in the Digital Library. This collection includes works by artists such as James Montgomery Flagg, James H. Daugherty, Ben Shahn, Gil Spear, Otto Fischer, and others. The collection is international in scope and contains materials from a range of governmental, commercial, and charitable organizations.

Subjects include war bonds and loans, military recruitment and morale, veteran benefits, 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.

To view the World War I and II Posters and Postcards (University of Minnesota Libraries) collection: go to the Artstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click “World War I and II Posters and Postcards (University of Minnesota Libraries)”; or enter the Keyword Search: umn warposters

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the World War I and II Posters and Postcards (University of Minnesota Libraries) collection page.

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