First World War posters
A collection of original First World War posters is to be digitised by Inverclyde Council’s McLean Museum.
The 300 posters, created during the First World War and immediately afterwards, will be available to view online thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £51,300.
The posters show the vast range of messages being promoted in the lead up and during the conflict, from recruitment posters urging men to join up to promotional posters calling for people to help fund the fighting through war bonds.
The digital poster collection will be available to view online next year. It will form a key part of Scotland’s commemoration of the 2014 centenary of the start of the Great War.
A selection of the posters can be viewed online here.