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Library and Archives Canada Miscellaneous Poster Collection [graphic material]. 

Collection consists of



Place of creation


ca. 3170 reproductions and prints : photomechanical prints, serigraphs and lithographs ; various dimensions.

Scope and content

This collection is comprised of posters encompassing advertising from both federal, provincial and municipal governments; private companies; private collectors; designers; and from other sources. Included are posters from Canada Post; Health Canada; the Organizing Committee for the XXI Olympiad in Montreal (1976 Olympics); Public Archives of Canada; National Library of Canada, Bank of Canada (Canada Savings Bonds) and other federal government departments and agencies; First and Second World War propaganda posters; British Columbia Department of Tourism; Ontario College of Art; University of Toronto; Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire; Andrew Merrilees; designers Guy Lalumière, Vittorio Fiorucci, Rollande Goudreault, Denis Ducharme, and Couthuran Inc.; foreign travel and film posters; posters for sporting events and cultural events such as festivals and theatrical performances; and various early Canadian broadsides and posters, such as a William Lyon Mackenzie proclamation; a Simcoe, Ontario farm sale; two posters for John McCrae's In Flanders Fields; a poster for a Chinese hand laundry; and circus posters.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
Protective supervision is required durin
g consultation.
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-109580
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
from 1.111/X6 to 1.111/X8
from A234/X5 to A234/X6
B100-01 Item no. assigned by LAC 1056
Item no. assigned by LAC 1298
Item no. assigned by LAC 1285
Item no. assigned by LAC 79
Item no. assigned by LAC 10
Item no. assigned by LAC 904
Item no. assigned by LAC 970; 997
Item no. assigned by LAC 822
Item no. assigned by LAC 873
Item no. assigned by LAC 1011
Item no. assigned by LAC 1170
Item no. assigned by LAC 1502
Item no. assigned by LAC 1464
Item no. assigned by LAC 1391; 1393; 1395; 1397
Item no. assigned by LAC 1430
Item no. assigned by LAC 727
Item no. assigned by LAC 686
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
HER-156 Item no. assigned by LAC 1285; 1295
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
1984-004 PIC
1983-033 PIC

List of posters is available in accession file 1983-33. 90 (Paper)

Additional name(s)

Additional information

Custodial history
The material within this collection was acquired in a varity of manners, including transfers to the former National Archives Picture Division, direct gifts to the institution, and purchases.

Subject heading

1. Culture - Associations, 1949-1977.
2. National Arts Centre (Canada)
3. Parks Canada.
4. Museums.
5. Art galleries, Commercial - Canada.
6. Festivals - Canada.
7. Archives - Canada.
8. Tourism.
9. World War, 1939-1945.
10. World War, 1914-1918.


Related control no.

1. 1972-114 PIC
2. 1983-033 PIC
3. 1984-004 PIC