Fleeing Famine: Irish Immigration to North America

Fleeing Famine: Irish Immigration to North America 1845-1860
From 1845 to 1860, more than 1.5 million Irish immigrants sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States and Canada. In the cramped quarters below the decks of the “coffin ships,” the journey was fraught with the hardship of inclement weather and the peril of disease, but in spite of their uncertain future, the travelers faced these adversities in hopes of finding a better way of life in North America. More

 


 

Mission of Faith: America’s Catholic Heritage

Mission of Faith
Catholicism was introduced in the Western Hemisphere more than 500 years ago. Mission of Faith: The Coming of the Gospel to America recalls the labors of missionary men and women who sewed seeds of faith in throughout North America. More

 


 

The Art of Illustration: Columbia’s Cover Story

The Art of Illustration: Columbia’s Cover Story
The Knights of Columbus Museum has within its permanent collection more than 200 original studies created for use as covers of Columbia magazine. A new exhibition, The Art of Illustration: Columbia's Cover Story, highlights 64 of these works which were featured on the magazine’s cover from the 1930s to the 1980s. More

 


 

The Art of War

In 1917, as the United States entered World War I, President Woodrow Wilson formed the Committee on Public Information (CPI) as one means to support the cause of American troops abroad through propaganda. The CPI’s chairman, George Creel, a journalist and political advocate, appealed to prominent illustrator Charles Dana Gibson for assistance in assembling a faction of professionals to take up the cause of preparing posters and other visual messages in support of the war effort, which came to be called the Division of Pictorial Publicity.

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