Collection RC0830 - World War, 1914-1918 poster collection

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World War, 1914-1918 poster collection

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  • 1913-1921 (Creation)

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344 posters

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The collection consists of posters issued by the following British organizations: Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London; Parliamentary War Savings Committee; National War Savings Committee; Joint Labour Recruiting Committee; Ministry of National Service; Navy; Imperial Maritime League; City of London; and Blue Cross fund. The collection also contains posters issued by the governments of Canada (includes Canadian Victory Bonds), France, United States and Germany. There are a large number of posters from Louvain, Belgium. There are also several posters issued by the German occupying forces in France and Belgium and the British occupying forces in Germany.

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Collection was purchased at various times, presumably beginning in 1971. There were additions to the collection in December 1990, May and July 1991, and November 1992. Accession 34-1996 was purchased from W.M. de Freitas, Montreal, in December 1996. Accession 30-1998 was purchased in November 1988. Accession 06-2002 (Canadian Victory Bonds) was purchased from Acadia Bookstore in January 2002. Accession 35-2002 was purchased from Alexander Gallery in September 2002. Accession 43-2002 was purchased from the Alexander Gallery in November 2002. Accession 10-2007 was donated by Michel Brisebois in October 2006. Accession 38-2006 was purchased from the Alexander Gallery (formerly owned by Lieut. A.H. Miller) in December 2006. Accession 17-2007 was purchased from George Flie in July 2007. Accession 18-2007 was purchased from John Rush Books in May 2007. Accession 19-2007 was purchased from John Rush Books in June 2007. Accession 20-2007 was purchased from the Alexander Gallery in June 2007. Accession 03-2008 was purchased in 2008. Accession 15-2008 was purchased in 2008 from John Rush Books. Accession 30-2008 was acquired from Morris Norman in 2008. Accession 31-2008 was purchased in June 2008 from George Flie. Accession 74-2008 was purchased from John Rush Books in December 2008. Accession 77-2009 was acquired from Morris Norman in 2009. Accession 11-2010 was acquired from Morris Norman in 2010. Accession 37-2011 was acquired from George Flie in Oct. 2011. Accession 16-2012 was acquired from Rabbi Bernard Baskin in 2012.


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