First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"Art and Photography" web sites

31 online resources. This is page 2 of 4.
Images of a forgotten war : images of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the Great War
Images of a Forgotten War is a website that provides access to a collection of silent short films relating to the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War. The collection is made up of material from the National Film Board of Canada's archives, with support from other organisations such as Library Archives Canada and the Imperial War Museum, London. The films are divided into themed sections: 'Building a Force'; 'Wartime'; 'Postwar Period'; and 'Epilogue', and material can also be searched by keyword. The films are viewed via Flash or Quicktime plugins, the preferences for …
Imperial War Museum : photograph archive album
This online "Photograph Archive Album" provides a selection of photographs from the Imperial War Museum Photo Archive. There are more than six million photographs in the collection and here you may look at about 100 images which have been presented by topic: First World War; the Second World War; conflicts Post-1945; and the Falklands War. Each image can be enlarged by clicking on it. There is a brief description as well as the archive reference number. An order form is provided to obtain prints. The whole album or separate topics may also be downloaded in PDF.
Imperial War Museum concise art collection
This website covers the Imperial War Museum's art collection, which 'is acknowledged as one of the leading collections of 20th century art' in the United Kingdom. It is noted for its holdings of officially commissioned war art from the First World War onwards and contains both fine and graphic art. This Web-accessible collection of digitised images is copyright cleared for educational use. Available on the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) website, the database can be searched by keyword and the accompanying documentation exhorts the user to search beyond the traditional terminology of w…
Imperial war museums online exhibitions
This website features online exhibitions published by the Imperial War Museum. Each exhibition deals with an aspect of warfare, and the topics range from the First and Second World Wars to the Greenham Common protests during the Cold War. The twenty-one exhibitions all deal with twentieth century wars and campaigns that have had British involvement. Included are exhibitions on war artists Edward Ardizzone, H.S. Williamson and Mervyn Peake, a display about the British home front during the Second World War, Enigma and code-breaking, and Christmas during war years, as well as exhibitions…
Military history : war art
Military History: War Art is a site maintained by the Canadian War Museum. The site includes information on the three war art collections held in the Museum: the Canadian War Memorials of the First World War (1914-1918); the Canadian War Records of the Second World War (1939-1945); and the post-war Canadian Armed Forces Civilian Artist Program (1968-1995). The Museum's war art collections have no permanent exhibition space and some pieces have not been exhibited since the 1920s. Thus, this site offers an unusual opportunity to see rarely-shown artworks; they are posted in five virtu…
Military/ War art and artists
Military/ War art and artists aims to facilitate communication and engender educational awarenesses of both contemporary and historical military and war art and artists. Coverage is international. The site includes reviews, bibliographies, checklists, and links to marine, aviation, photography, war film, anti-war material, official current military/ war artists, cultural property protection, memorials and monuments, prisoner of war art, uniforms, flags, Pre-1914, World War I, Spanish Civil War 1936 - 1939, World War II, Vietnam Conflict 1961 -1975, and to sites of further interest.
Ministry of Defence art collection
This is the official website of the British Ministry of Defence art collection, a collection containing art relevant to the experience and history of the British Armed Forces. The main page contains a concise 500-word profile of the collection and the MOD Art Collection team who maintain... "over fifteen hundred items of fine art and antiques, including paintings, drawings, engravings, photographs, clocks and furniture". There is also a short article on conservation efforts, and details of the collection of architectural drawings. There are also image galleries such as 12 images of wo…
Newspaper pictorials : World War I rotogravures
Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures, which is part of the Library of Congress's American Memory website, makes available images from the pictorial sections of the New York Times and the New York Tribune. These images, which cover the years 1913 to 1919, present a vivid and compelling picture of American life and opinions during the years of the First World War. Pages of the newspapers' pictorial supplements have been digitised in full in order to present the images in their original context. The site therefore includes material on American society figures and event…
Photos of the Great War
The Photos of the Great War site, part of the World War I document archive from the University of Kansas and Brigham Young University, provides access to over 1,800 photographs relating to the First World War. The photographs are divided into categories to aid browsing, including: aviation; troops; commanders; death and destruction; heads of state; individuals; locations; weapons and equipment; war at sea; animals at war; auxiliaries; and refugees among others. An index to the entire collection can be downloaded from the site. The site also maintains a list of links to other WWI sit…
War artists from the First World War, Archives of Ontario
War Artists from the First World War is an online exhibition of artworks held by the Archives of Ontario. The site describes the history of these pieces, commissioned by Sir Max Aitken (who would become Lord Beaverbrook), "a 39 year old Canadian [who] had been serving as a British Member of Parliament since 1910." In November 1916, Beaverbrook established the Canadian War Memorials Fund (CWMF), through which he hired over 100 artists to create artworks depicting the front, life behind the lines and the war effort at home. Although artists' activities were limited at the front lines,…