Local Gallery Illuminates World War I Centennial With Original Propaganda Posters
July 19, 2014 § 3 Comments
Press release: VEPCA’s upcoming show “A Call to Action; Posters of the First World War”
July 19, 2014
LOCAL GALLERY ILLUMINATES WORLD WAR I CENTENNIAL WITH ORIGINAL PROPAGANDA POSTERS
All over the world, museums are mounting shows about the Great War. Here in Berkeley, Elizabeth Norris, poster collector and owner of Vintage European Posters and vepca.com, will feature over 100 original posters from her collection of propaganda posters in a show titled “ A Call to Action; Posters of the First World War”. The Show will run from September 13- September 23rd.
World War 1 Began 100 years ago with the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28th, 1914. One month later, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia and over the course of one week, England, Germany, France, Russia and Belgium were at War.
“Recruiting, Fundraising, Food Conservation and Volunteerism are all fascinating parts of the war when you see them graphically represented in posters” Says Norris.“We didn’t have the internet in 1914, so posters were a crucial tool for world leaders to communicate with their citizenry during war time” .
“I have been collecting posters for this show for 10 years” Says Norris. “What I want most of all is to make these artifacts accessible to the greatest number of people. The centennial is an opportune moment” the show will feature original posters from the US, France, England and Italy.
Norris consulted on object selection for a World War One Poster Show at the Huntington Museum and Library in San Marino, California which opens in August 2014 .
September 13- September 23rd at Vintage European Posters
2201 Fourth Street , Berkeley, CA.
Open Tuesdays-Thursdays and select weekends
High Resolution Photos Available
All Photographs Courtesy of Vintage European Posters
Press contact Elizabeth Norris 510-843-2201 or firstname.lastname@example.org