A temporary exhibit featuring posters from World War I, World War II and the Cold War will be on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force from Nov. 22 through May 2020. (Contributed photo)

Poster exhibit spotlights war mobilization themes

Poster exhibit spotlights war mobilization themes

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force opened a temporary exhibit titled “Posters at Home and War” Nov. 22. This exhibit will feature more than 60 propaganda posters used in the United States from World War I through the Cold War.

The exhibit, which will be on display in the museum’s Hall of Honor, will cover four main topics that were important to the nation at that time: home front, war bonds, recruitment and training.

Most posters began as original artwork, sometimes created by some of the country’s most famous artists, such as Norman Rockwell and James Montgomery Flagg.

According to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Curator Christina Douglass, these posters were used by government and commercial agencies to mobilize America for war.

This is the first time these posters have been displayed as a feature exhibit at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, which maintains over 500 posters in its historical collection.

For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.

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