World War I Posters and Visual Culture

Dr. Pearl James, University of Kentucky, situates World War I propaganda posters within the larger visual culture of the time, illustrating how a single image moved from newspapers to posters and into animated film, signaling a historic shift in warfare while changing the style of advertising and extending its reach in ways that anticipate our current, super-saturated media
environment. Preceded with a free reception and exhibit viewing of the State of Deception exhibit. National Archives at Kansas City, 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation for any of these free programs call 816-268-8010 or email kansascity.educate@nara.gov.