Philadelphia and World War I

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On the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, HSP will display the highlights of its war-related documents, including papers from army officers, war posters, photographs of home front activities, and letters describing wartime civilian life.

Many more documents will be posted online at, as part of “Home before the Leaves Fall: A Great War Centennial Exposition,” a city-wide effort to commemorate the services and sacrifices of soldiers and civilians a hundred years ago.