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World War One Paintings - Posters - Art

During World War I to convey a patriotic or public notice to the people the use of posters and artwork were commonly used. One hundred years ago photography,was not widely available, it was expensive and could not be cheaply replicated for mass distribution. Thus in WW1 posters were used for advertising, these would be glued to noticeboards which were located throughout the community. Sometimes posters were highly decorative artwork painted by well-known accomplished artists. Government enlistment posters were examples of highly coloured art which carried a patriotic theme for men to join their mates on the Western Front.