New York State Library Highlights World War I Poster Collection

The year 2017 marks the centennial of the United States' involvement in World War I: Congress declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917, and with that, the U.S. entered the "Great War" that had been raging in Europe since 1914.

In commemoration of that anniversary, and in conjunction with the NYS Museum's new WWI exhibit "A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War," the NYS Library's seventh floor exhibit for May highlights a selection of the smaller posters and placards from our World War I Poster Collection (SC23360).

More information at, or, if you are in the Albany area, just stop by the Cultural Education Center to check out both exhibits!