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1918-2018 World War One Poster Exhibition

8th November 2018

** NOTE: Due to the number of visitors and interest we have received, we have decided to extend this exhibition until the end of November. **

AntikBar WWI PosterExhibition TheRoyalBritishLegion 

To mark the centenary of the First World War, we will be holding an exhibition of original vintage World War One posters at our gallery from 1-17 November. Our feature display will include war and propaganda posters issued by all sides of the conflict, including the UK, USA, Germany and Russia.

Posters were the most effective visual way for governments to spread their message to the whole population during WWI. These included recruitment posters urging men to do their duty and enlist (compulsory conscription wasn’t introduced in Britain until 1916), and posters encouraging women to join the Land Army and help with relief organisations such as the Red Cross and YWCA.

Information posters were also produced offering practical advice on food conservation and planting victory gardens during periods of food shortages, and to boost morale. To help finance the war, posters for war bonds were designed to raise money as part of the war effort. National flags and symbolism were also often used in posters, such as the iconic Uncle Sam in the US and John Bull in the UK, and the Allied depiction of the German Hun wearing a spiked helmet.

We will be making a donation to The Royal British Legion for every First World War poster sold during November in support of their #ThankYou100 remembrance. A collection box and poppies will also be available at our gallery.

All our original vintage WWI posters are listed on our website at www.AntikBar.co.uk, available to purchase at our gallery and online with worldwide delivery:  

AntikBar - Original Vintage Posters
404 King's Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0LJ


• To accompany this exhibition, our original vintage poster auction on 10 November includes a collection of WWI posters; please click here for more information and to register to bid. 

 The Royal British Legion was formed in May 1921 to care for those who had suffered as a result of service in the Armed Forces during the war. The first Poppy Appeal was held on 11 November 1921.


AntikBar WWI Poster Exhibition gallery  AntikBar WWI Poster Exhibition seating area 
AntikBar WWI Poster Exhibition feature wall  2


ATG WWI Exhibition “War posters on gallery roll-call” Exhibition review in the Antiques Trade Gazette (Issue 2362 – Dealers’ Diary p.32)

PW0341_1_m  “To mark the centenary of the WWI, LAPADA Member  are hosting an exhibition of original vintage posters issued by all sides of the conflict, and will be making a donation to the Royal British Legion for every poster sold. Visit the exhibition until Nov 17! ” @LAPADAorg post (6/11/18)

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AntikBar is a Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers’ Association (IVPDA), UK Posters Network, London Art Deco Society (LADS) and The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA).



Featured image: 
Who's Absent? Is it You? (1915)

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