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Student Center Gallery Exhibition: 'The War to End All Wars'

World War I Recruiting Posters Now on Display

November 13, 2012
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

"The War to End All Wars," an exhibition of American military recruiting posters from World War I, is now on display in the University of Baltimore's Student Center Gallery, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. The posters, on loan from the Special Collections department in UB's Langsdale Library, will be on display until Jan 9, 2013.

During World War I, at the time known as "the war to end all wars," the introduction of modern weaponry in tandem with out-of-date military tactics resulted in more soldiers and civilians being killed and more people maimed, diseased and disabled than in any conflict prior in human history. Recruitment posters from the era depict a variety of themes—promotion of wartime thrift, war bond appeals, and, of course, the call to join the battle. All together, the United States produced more posters than any other nation involved in the war.

The Student Center Gallery, located adjacent to the Wright Theater on the top floor of the Student Center, is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call 410.837.6022 or e-mail scd@ubalt.edu.

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the School of Law, the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Public Affairs and the Merrick School of Business.