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  • French historians to gather at Illinois April 20-22 for annual meeting

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      This poster is one of 35 period French posters and 30 period documentary photographs that will be on display at the exhibition, "Pour la Victoire: French Posters and Photographs of the Great War," April 18 to July 30 at the Krannert Art Museum. The 1918 French lithograph was created by the artist Hansi. The poster beckons, "Subscribe to the Fourth Loan and the Tri-Color Flag will Announce in Strasbourg the Reign of Peace, of Liberty, of Justice to the World."

      Courtesy U. of I. Archives, University Library

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      The lithographic posters from World War I on display at Krannert Art Museum, "vividly depict the place of women in the war effort and the need for personal sacrifice on the home front," said curators David O'Brien and Emily Evans, both in art history. The artist for this 1917 French lithograph is Georges Scott. The poster reads: "For the Flag, For Victory."

      Courtesy U. of I. Archives, University Library

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