Collections and Fonds – 4284273

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    War Records Survey Posters [graphic material]
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    Accession number:
    1983-028 PIC
    1983-028 X PIC
    1983-028 x PIC
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    ca. 1913-1920, predominant 1914-1918.
    Place of creation:
    No place, unknown, or undetermined
    ca. 4050 reproductions : lithographs, photomechanical process
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    Scope and content:
    Sub-series consists of posters and original designs for posters issued during the First World War by the Canadian government, as well as by the governments of Great Britain, France, Belgium, Russia, Italy, the United States, Ireland, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Hungary, Germany, Austria, and other countries. The vast majority of the posters are propaganda or Victory Loan campaign posters, but there are smaller numbers of recruiting posters, mostly, in the case of Canada, non-visual placard type posters, as well as many food conservation posters. Works are mostly done by unidentified artists.

    See the Division of Prints and Drawings Memoranda Book 1927-1945 for notes on the use of some of this material during World War II.
    Finding aid:
    Poster F.A. available in black binders. (Paper) (90:Open)
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    Arrangement note:
    This miscellaneous body of records has been assigned a single retrospective accession number, 1983-28, although it may be from a variety of sources. Many of the works have been photographed in both black and white and some in colour, but not all catalogue cards are available or accessible. There are black binders with 8 x 10 photographs available in the Reference Section.
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