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World War I Poster Collection

 Collection — drawer: Map Case
Identifier: MS 166

Scope and Contents

The World War I Poster Collection consists of 19 posters, a sampling of the approximately 1,400 war propaganda posters produced by the Committee on Public Information (CPI) starting in 1914. Famous artists and illustratiors of the day donated their time and talents to design works of art for the CPI under the leadership of George Creel and artistic director Charles Gibson. The posters promote a patriotic duty to join the armed forces, purchase Liberty Bonds and stamps, conserve food, and promote citizenship.


  • 1917-1919, undated


Conditions Governing Use

The collection is open for research.


19 Leaves

Language of Materials