© Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Gift of John T. Spaulding / Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The art of persuasion
The WWI, US Army recruitment poster of a steely-eyed Uncle Sam was so popular that four million copies were printed in its first year (1916). It was used again in WWII and now, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Great War, the original lithograph by James Montgomery Flagg will be at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Over There! Posters from World War I, July 26 to June 14, 2015, will feature 50 wartime posters from the US and Europe. Most are about enlisting in the US Army, Navy, Marines and Air Service; others about buying war bonds, conserving food and supporting the Red Cross. Many have not been seen since 1938. Adults US$25; kids 7 to 17 free. Wednesdays after 4pm by donation. tel: (617) 267-9300; mfa.org.
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