Friday, November 17, 2017
The Library of Congress
Place Visited: Library of Congress, Washington, DC, USA
Date: September 2017
One fun thing about the Library of Congress is that every single one of their exhibits has its own brochure. Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I was chock full of information, so much that I didn't have time to see it all. So I picked out the images that spoke to me the most, like the haunting "Enlist" poster at the bottom right corner of the second page, a Fred Spear poster depicting a woman and infant drowning after the sinking of the Lusitania. And the bizarre "War Gardens Over The Top" poster that appears to have a pumpkin trying to eat a potato. Look, I don't know. It was war. Times were crazy.