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Penn State University Libraries Exhibit 'From the Trenches: The Great War in Sepia'

A view into the humanity and tragedy of World War I through rare battlefield images comprises “From the Trenches: The Great War in Sepia,” a new exhibit located in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 103 Paterno Library. The exhibit will be on display through Friday, May 5.

“From the Trenches: The Great War in Sepia,” recognizes the centennial anniversary of America’s entry into the “Great War,” and captures the perspective of the common foot soldier. The images on display draw from more than 350 archived images taken from the original glass-plate stereographic photographs in the Keystone View Company’s World War I Stereographic Views Collection.

Also on display in the Special Collections Library are World War I patriotic recruitment posters digitally reproduced from the originals in the War Posters Collection. The posters highlight the significant role women played in supporting the Allied war effort and reveal the government’s skillful appropriation of the feminine ideal for wartime propaganda.

Dates: 01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Start Time: 10:30 am
Location: Penn State University Libraries Eberly Family Special Collections Library
Address: 103 Paterno Library, State College, PA, 16801 (map)
Phone: 814 863 4240
Occurs: Ongoing from January 17th to May 5th 2017 at 10:30 am
  • - Monday
  • - Tuesday
  • - Wednesday
  • - Thursday
  • - Friday

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