NW Iowa library finds World War I posters in attic

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A northwest Iowa library is displaying what staff believe are original World War I-era posters hidden for decades in the building’s attic.

Kay Geerdes and Kathy Luedke, board members for the Primghar Public Library, ventured into the forgotten space this spring in search of artifacts to display or sell for the town’s 125th birthday this summer.

They found dozens of posters advertising a liberty bond loan program to help fund the war. That is, World War I.

Several posters have been temporarily framed and are now on display at the library, where they’ll only be up until the end of August. They hope to possibly sell some to help the library with renovation plans that they’ve had in the works for years.

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