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Contextualizing the Philippine-American War after the end of World War II | #Propaganda


Lopez Library Archives: Admiral George Dewey (from a 1946 insurance advertisement). This magazine advertisement reflected the sentiment of the populace right after the liberation of the country from the Japanese forces, the end of World War II, and the declaration of Philippine independence from the United States of America. The Battle of Manila Bay happened 117 years ago today, 1 May (1898). Image: Sunday Times Magazine, July 14, 1946. Lopez Library Archives. For research call us at 6312425, we are open from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, except Sundays and holidays.

Learn more about the Battle of Manila Bay (May 1, 1898) and the Philippine-American War: A Graphic Timeline via the Presidential Museum and Library…/

Currently on view at the Lopez Museum: PROPAGANDA exhibit.…/truth-lies-and-subtleties-in-pro…/

Through the activation of an integral segment of the Lopez Museum and Library’s collection, the World War II propaganda, and election-related archival materials, Propaganda fleshes out the idea of myth-making and its ability to inspire change in society, and conversely, the formation of a fantasy or outright fallacy packaged as a promise that never gets fulfilled.

Propaganda brings together works of featured artists Nune Alvarado, Santiago Bose, Joey Cobcobo, Don M. Salubayba, and Alvin Yapan along with a selection from the museum and library’s collection of Juan Luna, Félix Resurrección Hidalgo, National Artists Napoleon Abueva, Fernando Amorsolo, Jose Joya, Cesar Legaspi, and J. Elizalde Navarro.

For more information, call Tina at 6312417 or email Lopez Museum and Library is at the G/F Benpres Bldg., Meralco cor. Exchange Rd., Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Museum and library hours are 8 – 5pm Mondays through Saturdays except Sundays and holidays.