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War Propoganda Posters Begin Their Tour Here In San Antonio

One of the World War I posters now on display at the Bexar County Courthouse.

A World War I poster and print exhibit goes on display at the Bexar County Courthouse today.  The “Winds and Words of War” will be unveiled on the first floor of the Courthouse at 5 p.m.

The exhibit of 40 vintage posters comes from the San Antonio Public Library Texana Collection.  Curator Allison Hays Lane addressed commissioners court last week.

“The exhibit will soon be on its way to Europe to commemorate the World War I centennial and tell the rich and vibrant historical roll that San Antonio and Bexar County played in that successful outcome.”

It will travel around Europe in 2017 and 2018, but will begin here.  This collection is a representation of the wartime propaganda posters commissioned by the U.S. Committee on Public Information to build support for “The Great War.”

The posters will be on display through mid-November.


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