Postcards from the Trenches: Soldiers' Art of the Great War

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 1:00pm

Friench Simpson Memorial Library
705 E. 4th Street
Hallettsville  Texas  77964

During the war, soldiers on all sides of the conflict were given blank postcards on which to write to their loved ones at home. While many soldiers simply wrote on their army-issued cards, a young German by the name of Otto Schubert painted almost 80 postcards to his sweetheart. Dr. Iren Guenther will explore the story of love, of war, and the attempt to remain humane in the midst of an inhumane conflict through the art of Otto Schubert as well as many other European and American soldiers.

The free talk will take place at 1:00 PM at the Friench Simpson Memorial Library in Hallettsville. It is part of a larger, ongoing series of lectures on the First World War. Details of this lecture series can be viewed here.

Friench Simpson Memorial Library, 705 E. 4th Street, Hallettsville, TX 77964. Phone: (361) 798-3243.


Tues & Thurs: 8:30-5:30

Wed & Fri: 11:30-5:30

Saturday: 9:00 - noon

Sun & Mon: Closed