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Detail, Lester Hornby's Automatics and Shrapnel, on the Soissons Road, 1918.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Fairchild Gallery, Special Collections Gallery, and Leon Robbin Gallery

A War to End All Wars?


Flagg Recruiting Poster

The Booth Family Center for Special Collections welcomes Keyser Family Professor of Art History Elizabeth Prelinger as guest curator of an exhibition marking the centenary year of the end of World War I. To include all the galleries on Lauinger Library’s fifth floor, the multifaceted exhibition will be drawn primarily from the Center’s permanent holdings with additions from Prelinger’s own collection. Organized around eight major themes, the show will explore art, culture, and history by assembling an exciting variety of objects—from posters to poetry to anti-gas eye shields. One theme examines Georgetown University’s own connections with the War, while another showcases original World War I sheet music. Thanks to Georgetown’s creative collecting over many decades, the exhibition abounds with unusual and unforgettable items that will bring alive to current viewers this catastrophic and world-changing event.