Our twenty-ninth Standing-Room Only Lecture will have Angelina Lippert coming from Chelsea to talk about the end of war. In the final year of World War I, the French government turned to Parisian schoolgirls to create propaganda for the general population. The National Committee for Foresight and Thrift announced a student competition in Paris wherein the strongest designs on the theme of voluntary rationing would be printed and distributed throughout France. While hundreds of images were submitted, only sixteen posters were printed—all drawn by young women between the ages of 13 and 16. At a time when girls were seen as no more than “future housewives” and would not receive the vote in France until 1945, the amplification of female voices was a radical gesture.

Our speaker, Angelina Lippert, is Chief Curator of Poster House in New York.


Thirty tickets are available for $10 each.

Date and Time
Tuesday, April 16 at 7p
Doors open at 6p for mingling.

Katherine Small Gallery
108 Beacon Street
Somerville, MA 02143 [map]

Standing-Room Only Lectures aim to present short talks about graphic design, typography, and collecting. The lectures are kept to about twenty minutes because—true to its name—the series takes place in our standing-room only gallery. So, wear comfortable shoes and bring a short attention span.

We will be checking ticket reservations at the door. Don’t bother printing your ticket as we can look you up by name. We will have a stand-by line at the door for this event. Five minutes before the event begins, we will open up the event to those in the stand-by line on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have reserved a ticket for this event, please note that it will guarantee your place until 6:55 pm on the day of the event.

Will this talk be recorded or available for streaming?