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Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Presents "Advertising War: Selling Americans on WWI"

Thursday, December 07, 2017


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Advertising War

(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.

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Location : Smithsonian National Museum of American History
14th St and Constitution Ave, NW.
Washington, DC, 20001





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