Over Here: San Francisco in The Great War

Selections from the San Francisco History Center
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The United States entered World War I in April 1917.  San Francisco sent its share of locals to join the Allies in liberating Europe from the Central Powers.  At home, the war effort was organized and effective.  Like today, citizens here were divided over our participation, and there was government monitoring of some non-native civilians.  This exhibition features materials urging "preparedness," photographs of soldiers in training, letters sent home by servicemen "somewhere in France," alien enemy registration files, and posters and ephemera advertising food conservation campaigns, Liberty Loan drives, and civilian relief work.


Bombs Away: Humor Goes to War. Selections from the Schmulowitz Collection of Wit & Humor.  On view through May 31, 2017 in the Skylight Gallery, 6th Floor, Main Library.

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