War and Political Propaganda

Collection Description

The Wolfsonian holds an impressive collection of war propaganda from almost all the combatant countries in both World Wars along with a number of smaller wars. Items in this category range widely from posters, postcards, sheet music, and medallions to paintings and sculpture.

The collection also contains holdings related to the far-reaching propaganda campaigns waged during the interwar period, especially by the totalitarian governments of Italy, Germany, and the Soviet Union. Vivid representations of the personality cults constructed around the dictators of these countries are also prevalent, such as a Central Asian tapestry portraying Joseph Stalin or a poster depicting Benito Mussolini in the guise of a Roman emperor.

Hütet Euch vor dieser Giftsaat! [Protect Yourself from this Poisonous Seed!]
Le bas-relief du Musée des colonies
America Calling - Take Your Place in Civilian Defense
Reichsparteitag Nürnberg 1934
It's all over now
Ayudad a cultura popular: Sacramento, 1 Madrid ; Paz, 23 Valencia
Independence Day and Farewell Dinner on board U.S.M.S. "American Legion"
Hitler Jugend Trommler [Hitler Youth Drummer]
Trabajadores!! Leed Solidaridad Obrera Diario De La Revolución
Casa Del Mutilato [House of the Maimed]
Salvador Segui
�Con disciplina se defiende la Rep�blica! | With discipline the Republic is defended!
N.V. Nederlandsche Spoorwegen [Dutch Railway Company]
Fest steht und true [Firm and Loyal Stands]
The Hun ain't born yet, that is to get me