Seeing the Great War


July 25, 2015 - January 24, 2016


Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St.
Columbus OH 43210

Paul Stahr. “The Winning Hand.” Life (cover), May 16, 1918.

World War I represented a watershed in the history of warfare, both on the battlefield and in communication. Explore the hidden mechanics and power of images generated during wartime, through the work of James Montgomery Flagg, Bud Fisher, Billy Ireland, Percy Crosby, Nell Brinkley, Frederick Burr Opper, Louis Raemaekers, and more. This exhibit also features Charles Schulz’ reinterpretation of the Great War’s legacy as shown through Snoopy as the Flying Ace. Original costumes from WWI will be displayed, as well as original art, film lobby cards, sheet music, posters, and more.

Curated by Professor Emerita Lucy Shelton Caswell.