Re: Need help on digital archives for colonial ads or WW I posters for student assignment

Hi Alyssa,

This isn't the most user friendly source, but maybe it will provide some useful information for further searches. It's the collection of the New York State Library http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/msscfa/sc23360-other.htm

It's a terribly put together website as far as being able to enlarge the images, and there are more thumbnails missing than included, but it has quite a few wonderful examples from countries not usually represented in most collections, and the accompanying information is decent.

Absolutely free! (comment)

Friends:

The Library of Congress has collected sets of "Free to Use and Reuse" items from its digital collections on a single page. The page indexes items that are in the public domain, have no copyright, or have been approved by the copyright owner for public use.  Each set is organized around a theme such as  "public domain films," "classic childrens' books." or "travel posters" and is first featured on the Library's home page.  The archive should add new collections as the library home page is updated.

Re: Need help on digital archives for colonial ads or WW I posters for student assignment

Hello Alyssa,

It sounds like a great project! The Australian War Memorial have good digitized collections if you are looking for information outside the US. Try doing an advanced search - https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search - select Collections, then Posters from left-hand tabs.

Best wishes
Ruth Delaforce
Charles Sturt University

Re: Need help on digital archives for colonial ads or WW I posters for student assignment

Alyssa, I've always found the National Archives (UK) to be a great source for documents and images http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/. Take a look at their "Education" resources - there's at least one collection on the British Empire that has images and documents that might be of use to you, and I'm sure there are other collections on the site. You can also take a look at the online collections of the National Army Museum at https://www.nam.ac.uk/. I know that they have colonial recruiting posters in their collection.

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