9/26/17 - 12/16/2017
Display of original artistic propaganda posters in honor of the Centennial of the U.S.’s entry into WWI
Louisiana’s Old State Capitol will mark the Centennial of the nation’s entrance into WWI with Campaigning for Victory: Poster Art of the Great War, an exhibit of WWI propaganda posters from the State Archives. The posters, created by well-known American artists, were a powerful means of educating the public and spurring them to action during war time. Other artifacts and images pertaining to Louisiana’s experience of the Great War, particularly the activities of Louisiana’s leaders to prepare the state for wartime, will accompany the posters. Campaigning for Victory: Poster Art of the Great War will be on exhibit September 26 to December 16, 2017.