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WWI Postcards Offer Intimate Perspective Of The Great War

We learn about an exhibit called Postcards from the Trenches, which features artistic postcards created by German and American soldiers.

World War I Postcard
A postcard hand-painted by artist Otto Schubert while he was fighting in World War I.

Dozens of postcards from World War I are on display in Houston to commemorate the 100th anniversary of The Great War.

The exhibit, called Postcards from the Trenches: Germans and Americans Visualize the Great War, features artistic postcards created by German and American soldiers.

Dr. Irene Guenther is a history professor in the Honors College at the University of Houston. She’s also the co-curator of the exhibit, which is on display at The Printing Museum.

Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin sat down with Dr. Guenther to talk about how the exhibit got started.

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