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World War I Postcards from the Bowman Gray Collection

The University of North Carolina's Rare Book Collection is home to the Bowman Grey Collection, which features hundreds of "war-themed cards produced in Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, and the U.S. during World War One (1914-1918)." The collection includes postcards that feature war photographs, portraits of military officers, political cartoons, poetry, illustrations, and more. This collection will eventually include over 6,000 postcards. As of this write-up, visitors may browse 530 postcards by subject (e.g., flags, military uniforms, children); by Name (e.g., William II), or by place. As noted in the introduction to this collection, these postcards offer a glimpse into the communication and propaganda efforts regarding World War I and offer insight into the role of print culture in spreading news and perspectives about the war.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-03-09
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