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World War I Propaganda Posters: Art That Shaped History

Type:   Event / Exhibition (temporary)

Location:   Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Date:   10 May 2014 - 10 May 2018


Cincinnati Museum Center presents an online exhibition entitled World War I Propaganda Posters: Art That Shaped History.

This exhibition examines the use and influence of propaganda posters, a critical medium of communication before the age of commercial radio and television. These posters, pulled from Cincinnati Museum Center collections, were used to encourage enlistment, promote the war effort and also to manipulate public opinion.

Explore this collection as it sheds light on the changing role of women during the war, from traditional roles as family caretaker to expanded roles as factory workers and military switchboard operators. Also see how the various governments of the nations fighting the war villainized the enemy by portraying them as brutal, sadistic and inhumane while emphasizing the strength, morality and heroism of their own side. This exhibition provides fascinating insight into the power of public opinion and the influence of visual media.

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