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WWII & NYC: Photography and Propaganda, Presented by the New-York Historical Society

June 15, 2013 - September 02, 2013

Based on the blockbuster exhibition WWII & NYC, the New-York Historical Society will be displaying a selection of reproductions in Nolan Park on Governors Island, with help from our Student Historians. This exhibition paints a vivid picture of life in war-mobilized New York, when virtually every industry, institution and home was transformed into a venture to support Allied victory. Through moving black-and-white photos, iconic propaganda posters and an authentic Victory Garden, experience what total war meant for New Yorkers. Hands-on activities for all ages will be offered beginning July 13th. Find out more about visiting Governors Island here.

Newspaper Editors Visit Governor's Island, 1942. Gelatin silver print. New-York Historical Society

Creative: Tronvig Group