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World War I French Propaganda Scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: GTM-20230508

Content Description

Scrapbook assembled by a French army officer primarily containing World War I propaganda materials issued between 1914 and 1917. All of the contents of the scrapbook are in French.

It includes sheet music, small posters for war art exhibitions, notices for theatrical events concerning the war, advertisements, short stories and serial novelettes, cards related to bond drives, newspaper clippings and notices, patriotic lapel "pins," postcards, original drawings of a war lottery poster (R. Pichon), catalogs of war art, broadsides, military forms, correspondence from German POW camps, war bond certificates, paper money, a passport, and two photographs.

The scrapbook may have been assembled by Lieutenant Edouard Franchet, who served with the Bureau Militaire des Estrangers and is featured in two photographs found in the scrapbook.


  • 1914 - 1917

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Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)

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Metadata Rights Declarations


The contents of the scrapbook are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Marc Selvaggio Books and Ephemera, 2023.

Related Materials

The Dailey Family Collection of World War I materials (GTM-180520) contains materials related to the experience of Americans in World War I.

The Arthur Michaelis Holocaust Collection (GTM-180619) contains propaganda flyers from both Allied and Axis powers.

Processing Information

The collection has been rehoused in an archival-quality box.

John Zarrillo
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057