Report: Digitization of World War Era Posters at the National Museum of American History
From the Smithonian’s Digi Blog:
In December of 2018, the Digitization Program Office (DPO) and the National Museum of American History (NMAH) started a 5-month project (well, with a government shutdown, it will be more like 6 months), to digitize 18,000 posters in the collections of the Archives Center and Political and Military History division. The posters range from recruitment posters for Red Cross nurses in WWI in the Archives Center’s Princeton University Posters collection, to Get Out the Vote posters in the Political History collections from the last 10 years. The range of content and physical items – spanning 100 years of morale, conservation, volunteering, reform, propaganda and protest – makes for a thought-provoking project that explores the history and evolution of cultural, political and civic attitudes over the last century.
Coupled with the digitization of the posters themselves, DPO teamed up with the Transcription Center to crowdsource the transcription of individual catalog sheets for each of the posters in the Princeton University Poster Collection.
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