This collection consists of approximately six hundred forty posters relating to World War I, which were created between 1913 and 1919. The majority of the posters are American but around one hundred five posters are from other countries, including Canada, Italy, Great Britian, Germany, and France. Most of the posters contain evocative and striking illustrations that are accompanied by text meant to elicit support for the war effort. A common theme is the public’s monetary involvement in the war and many of the posters call upon citizens to support the war financially through the purchase of war bonds and loans. The posters were collected by Edward H. McCrahon, an American who served in both the French and United States armies. The collection is unprocessed. Please contact the department for more information.