Military Exhibit: "Advertising War: WWI"


Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 9AM


Monday, May 30, 2022 - 4PM


Fir Lawn Memorial Park

"Advertising War: WWI" military posters and Uniforms display, May 28-30

Before the advent of radio and motion pictures, art and illustration were the primary forms of mass communication. With the outbreak of World War I, governments, militaries, and service organizations hired artists and illustrators to depict the ravages of war and to rally patriotism. Poster imagery created before and during American military participation was used to mobilize citizens to enlist, give aid to refugees and soldiers, and motivate any and all people to join the fight through rationing, buying bonds, or charity work. 

Uniforms provided by Salem VFW Post 661. Artwork reproduction from the National Museum of American History.

Fir Lawn Memorial Park

Fir Lawn Memorial Park
1070 W Main St, Hillsboro, OR 97123