Discover how early 20th-century postcards used pithy slogans, bold colors, striking graphics, and biting caricatures to convey memorable messages of wartime. “The Art of Influence: Propaganda Postcards from the Era of World Wars” features hundreds of postcards produced in Europe, the Soviet Union, the United States, and Japan. The exhibition explores a range of themes including leaders, heroes, villains, abstractions, fake news, and mockery. This workshop examines the postcards as historical documents and masterworks of graphic design. Collaborate with other participants to envision how to bring these attention-grabbing primary sources into the history/social studies classroom, art classroom, and beyond.

Link to Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks: Arts Connections Strand Standards 6–10; HSS: World History II.


Teacher Professional Development Programs are supported by The Rabb/Goldberg/Cahners Fund for Teacher Resources, and the Louise O. and Robert F. Levin Fund for Innovation in Teaching. With additional support from Susan and Michael Haley, and the Brennan and Cianciolo Family Fund in memory of Vivian Monaco.