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WWI Maps and Posters – 5/2/19

Last night I attended a special event — “Art, War & Peace: Celebrating a Major Gift of French WWI Posters from the Van Alyea Family to the American Geographical Society Library at the UWM Libraries.” The original posters were exquisite and the talks by former Alliance Française de Milwaukee president Mary Emory and UWM Professor of History Neal Pease were engrossing! There were many maps on display as well, including: a map of new boundaries in Europe as established by the 1919 Peace Conference, a map of population density throughout Europe in 1919 and examples of topographic, thematic and political maps of the same time.