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A War to End All Wars: 100 Years Since WWI

Uncle Sam

Join the Library Associates and the Booth Family Center for Special Collections for a gallery talk on February 22 detailing the exhibition, A War to End All Wars which will run from February - May 2018 in the Fairchild Gallery, Special Collections Gallery, and Leon Robbin Gallery on the 5th Floor of Lauinger Library.

In collaboration with the Department of Art & Art History, the event will feature a lecture from Keyser Family Professor of Art History Elizabeth Prelinger, guest curator of the exhibition. Prelinger will highlight numerous items from the exhibition including anti-gas eye shields from 1915, original Army recruitment posters, and drawings of Stubby the Dog, who, after being decorated for heroism by both the French and American governments, served as Georgetown University's mascot from 1922 - 1924.

The event will also include a special performance of original WWI sheet music including George M. Cohan's (lyrics and music), "Over There", Fred Bowles' (lyrics) and Wilfrid Sanderson's (music), "God be with our boys Tonight", Lana Guilbert Ford's (lyrics) and Ivor Novello's (music), "Keep the Home-Fires Burning" and Felix Feist's (lyrics) and Joel P. Corin's (music), "When the Band Plays Yankee Doodle." The songs will be performed by students in the Department of Performing Arts. Visit our event page to learn more and RSVP.