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Exhibits & Displays

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Would you like to exhibit your work at the library? Coletti exhibit space
Submit an application for review by our exhibit committee. For more information, check our Exhibit & Display Policy.

Enjoy monthly art exhibits

in the entrace lobby on the first floor of the Main Library, plus permanent and periodic displays of documents, photographs, artifacts, and ephemera in the display cases at the Main Library.

Currently On Exhibit: World War II Propaganda Posters

               

                        World War II propaganda posters large

Beginning August 7th, we will be displaying a collection of colorful posters from World War II as a part of our 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II commemoration.

Produced by government agencies and by commercial firms, World War II propaganda posters conveyed their messages through emotional illustrations and memorable phrases.   Wartime posters addressed every citizen as a combatant in a war of production and united the power of art with the power of advertising. Displayed here is a small selection of the almost 200,000 images produced during the Second World War. Common poster themes include wartime security, enlistment, production of food and war materials, salvage and conservation, patriotic inspiration, relief efforts, and funding of the war through the sale of war bonds.

Permanent Displays

(Located on the top floor of the Main Library)

F. Wesley Fuller Geological Specimens Collection

Fuller, a Quincy native and granite man, accumulated this collection over a period of many years. It was presented to the library in 1954.

Claflin Mineral Collection

Charles A. Claflin traveled thousands of miles collecting his minerals and spent 25 years in the process. In his collection, he had in mind primarily beauty- beauty of color and beauty of crystallization.


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