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This month, four collections are featured on the OCLC website. The featured collections for December are the Posters and Prints Collection at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, the Alexandria Bombardment of 1882 Photograph Album, the Watercolors and Drawings of Allan Rohan Crite and the Ohio Postcard Collection.
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
The Mission of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library is to acquire and maintain an accessible collection of materials and to develop appropriate programs focusing on the Citizen Soldier in the preservation of democracy. The Pritzker Military Museum & Library’s digital Posters and Prints Collection contains over a thousand posters, prints and original artwork dating from the late 17th century to the present. The bulk of the collection consists of propaganda posters from World War I and World War II, including works from Howard Chandler Christy, James Montgomery Flagg and Norman Rockwell. The collection contains works from more than a dozen countries in at least eight languages.
The American University in Cairo
The Alexandria Bombardment of 1882 Photograph Album digital collection was originally compiled by Italian photographer Luigi Fiorillo. This unique resource documents the British naval attack on 'Urabi Pasha's nationalists, who revolted against Taufik Pasha, the Khedive of Egypt, from 1879 to 1882. Fiorillo’s 50-page album records damage to Alexandria's neighborhoods, particularly the harbor and the fortress district. The images trace the development of this episode from the arrival of the British fleet to the destruction of the emerging downtown district.
Columbus Metropolitan Library
The Ohio Postcard Collection contains over 9,000 early 20th century postcards of Ohio cities and towns from Aberdeen to Zoar. The collection was originally acquired in the 1970s through funds from the John M. Lewis estate.
Born in New Jersey, but raised and educated in Boston, Allan Rohan Crite (1910–2007) spent his life observing and chronicling the city’s South End and Roxbury neighborhoods. He was drawn to art at an early age, studying first at the Children’s Art Center with Charles Woodbury and later at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School (1929 to 1936) with Philip Hale and others. Crite became one of the most prolific artists of his generation, creating a vast body of work in a variety of media, from oil paintings and watercolors, to lithographs and drawings.