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.
Click here to read about how the mass-marketing techniques of the W.W. I era was used to promote KKK membership...