The Golden Age of Illustration and the Great War


Thursday, November 20, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Professor George Fernandez, Farmingdale State College, will present a digital slide program exploring the significant period known as the Golden Age of Illustration, and its impact on the WWI efforts. In 1914, posters were already a powerful advertising tool.  Four-color printing capabilities allowed them to be printed quickly and inexpensively—an ideal vehicle for spreading wartime propaganda. When America entered the War in April 1917, the country lost no time in producing more of these posters than any other single nation.  A number were created by New Rochelle artists – such as Howard Christy Chandler, Coles Phillips, and Joseph Leyendecker. The graphic works now provide a striking visual history of the time and sentiments of our country. Free. This program is presented in partnership with the New Rochelle Art Association and is made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library. Ossie Davis Theater.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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The New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: New Rochelle Public Library
Presenter Phone: 914-632-7878
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