WWI Postcards from the Richard J. Whittington Collection

History Department Intern: Andrew Pothier

The WWI Postcard Collection contains pictures and illustrations representing prevalent cultural themes from war time. These postcards paint a thousand words about life on the front and capture the spirit of one of the worlds greatest eras.

This website is drawn from Mr. Richard J. Whittington’s private collection of nearly 5,000 cards and images from the years immediately preceding and including the First World War, circa. 1890-1918. The purpose of the site is to offer public access to the many moods, emotions, sentiments, and passions that were unleashed by this conflict.

List of project participants: Marc Bayer; Sharon Cosentino; Robert Dege; Hope Dunbar; Maureen Lindstrom; Andrew Nicholls; Andrew Pothier; Steve Pritchard; Dennis Reed; Joe Riggie

Special Thanks and Acknowledgments: Provost’s Incentive Grant; The Research Foundation; The Whittington Family; Archives & Special Collections, E. H. Butler Library


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Exhibits from the WWI Postcard Collection

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