Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education

To Conquer or Submit? America Views the Great War- current exhibition at Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education.

April 6, 2017 to July 11, 2017
  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, June 29, 2017, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, June 30, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 1, 2017, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 6, 2017, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, July 7, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, Glickman Family Library, Portland
Free and open to the public.

​Americans relied on print images to understand World War I before and after the US entered the war in March 1917. Their understanding of Germany as an enemy was shaped by propaganda maps and posters, while newspaper maps helped them follow the war’s battles. In Europe, maps of the trench systems and of the Western Front were vital to the success of the American Expeditionary Forces. This exhibition commemorates and explores American participation in the Great War—the “War to End All Wars”—with a sample of informative and propagandistic posters, maps, and atlases from the collections of USM’s Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education.