Dr. Stefka Hristova
Talk on September 7 from 5-7pm
Rosza Gallery, MTU
“Iconography of War”
World War I called for broad public participation through multiple avenues: joining the military, buying liberty bonds or war stamps, conserving food, taking up a public job. Everyone was expected to do their part and the impact of the war was felt throughout all aspects of society. The propaganda posters of the war reflect this mass mobilization effort. A closer look at the posters reveals patterns of representations of men, women, and children that tie into changing norms of social propriety.
Image: YMCA War Work Council, from the Library of Congress, World War I Posters