These Posters Show How the Government Sold America on the First World War

August 1, 2014 5:02 PM

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These Posters Show How the Government Sold America on the First World War

On April 2, 1917, the U.S. entered World War I. And the government didn't have time to waste while its citizens made up their minds about joining the fight. How could ordinary Americans be convinced to participate in the war "Over There," as one of the most popular songs of the era described it?

Posters--which were so well designed and illustrated that people collected and displayed them in fine art galleries--possessed both visual appeal and ease of reproduction in a variety of languages. They could be pasted on the sides of buildings, put in the windows of homes, tacked up in workplaces a...

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