World War I American Library Association Books-For-Soldiers Poster on Display

The American Library Association was instrumental in WWI and in WWII in getting books into the hands of soldiers. Former Library Trustee, Ted Graham, is loaning his copy of the poster to the Jeudevine Library for the month of November to celebrate Veterans Day. Ted says, “I found it folded up in a box below a table with some real trash at the Buggy Man antique store on Rt 15W in Johnson.   That was when I was on the Board.  We framed it and it is hangs in our mud room along with some other beloved drawings and pictures. I enjoy sitting and putting on my

boots and outdoor gear and seeing it.  Always amazed that the date is what I knew as Armistice Day growing up.  My father had been in WW I, The Great War to end all wars.”

 

The poster was made for the United War Work Campaign the week of Nov. 11, 1918. That was 100 years ago.

 

Find out more about books being provided to soldiers in our display with the poster this month.

Many thanks to Ted Graham for the loan of the poster which will take temporary roost on the mantel of the fireplace.

 

 

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