We invite you to submit your event to the U.S. National WW1 Centennial Events Register, where it will become part of the permanent national archive of WW1 Centennial activities. Please include an image for the event, such as the event poster or sponsoring organization logo.
NOTE: All events submitted are required to provide:
1. A event contact email address
2. A full and detailed description of the event sufficient to understand what the event is, who is putting it on, and what to expect when attending.
(History Highlights, Artifact Walls, First-Floor Center)
The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is proud to present "Advertising War," a new display of original wartime posters commissioned by the U.S. government.
The display will explore what, at the time, was the largest advertising initiative taken by the U.S. government. Aimed at turning public opposition toward foreign entanglements into enthusiastic support for American participation in WWI, the U.S. government's Committee on Public Information and it's Division of Pictorial Policy launched a poster campaign designed to manipulate public emotion and inspire action. This advertising campaign, featuring Jame's Montgomery Flagg's Uncle Sam, proved to be iconic, and is remembered as one of the most important and powerful tools for shifting public sentiment and inspiring widespread feelings of nationalism.