McGill War Poster Collection

This great collection of Canadian war posters will illuminate your history lesson.

Written by Canada’s History Society

October 20, 2011

McGill University’s Canadian War Poster Collection contains 250 posters from both World Wars, all of which are viewable online. These posters — used widely to recruit for the armed forces, sell war bonds and encourage productivity on the home front — are now a valuable historical source for understanding and illustrating Canadian society during wartime. The posters are organized into categories based on their original function and are accompanied by a short introductory essay providing a history and overview of the posters. Students can analyze the examples on the website and even try designing their own poster.

View the collection at Digital.Library.McGill.ca/Warposters

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