Monday, November 23, 2015

A call to our members! Please share your WWI stories.

James Montgomery Flagg, I Want You for U.S. Army, 1917. Collection of the Library Company of Philadelphia.

In the Fall of 2016, the Library Company will mount an exhibition relating the story of how World War One impacted the Library Company—its operations, staff, board, and shareholders—within the larger story of Philadelphia in the war.

Curators Sarah Weatherwax and Linda August are currently conducting research for this exhibit and are interested in learning more about Philadelphians during the War.

We would love to hear from our members who had family, especially if they were Library Company shareholders, in Philadelphia during that time who served in the military or on the homefront, volunteering in the many organizations aiding the war effort, fundraising for liberty bonds, growing liberty gardens or preserving food, etc.

If you would like to share your stories, contact us by emailing:,, or calling 215 546-3181.

Please do not send material without speaking with us first.

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