The attached essay was written by Woodrow Wilson's Director of the Committee on Public Information, George Creel (1876 - 1953: pictured on the right). It first appeared in Creel's post-war memoir, How we advertised America
and gives a thorough rundown of the planning and the creativity that went into the mass-production of what is today a highly-prized collectible: the American World War I poster.
Click here to read mare articles about W.W. I posters.
Twenty years later Creel wrote an article in which he explained his belief that America cannot be censored. Click here to read it.