World War I Era Postcard Collection

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World War I Era Postcard Collection
Rue Saint-Peter, Verdun, France, 1918 - Image Source

Collection Facts

Dates of Original:
c. 1910 - 1920

Historical Context

World War I was a global war that took place between 1914 and 1918. It is also known as the Great War. World War I originated in Europe and was fought between two sides, the Allies and the Central Powers. The Allies included Great Britain, France, Russia, and eventually the United States and Japan. The Central Powers included Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. The Allies were the victors of World War I, and the war became known as one of the deadliest conflicts in history.

Scope of Collection

This collection is a collection of World War I-era postcards that were a gift to Union College from William Nelson Potter Dailey, a member of the class of 1884. Most of the postcards are of France, but some feature Great Britain, Italy and Monaco.