Remembering the Great War: One Hundred Years Later

French women munitions workers in an arms factory pose for the camera. Women were called on to fill roles traditionally performed by men prior to the war. They were subject to exposure to trinitrotoluene (TNT).

In remembrance of the centennial of the United States’ entry into the First World War on April 6, 1917, a new exhibit is opening in the South Gallery, “Remembering the Great War: One Hundred Years Later.” The exhibit features over thirty extraordinary and powerful images taken of the war by the Photographic Section of the French Army. Also on exhibit will be other World War I artifacts including patriotic posters and an American Army uniform. A silent documentary on American Troops in France, Pershing’s Crusaders, will be shown during the exhibit in the South Gallery. The exhibit will run from April 2017 until mid 2018.