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.

Winterhulp Nederland Collecte 4-6 Maart [Winter Relief The Netherlands Collection March 4-6]
The  Americans in the Great War
So wie wir kämpfen. Arbeite dú für den Sieg [Just as We Fight. Work for Victory]
1939: Friend, Abraham Lincoln Brigade : for liberty in Spain
Chicago World War I Victory Celebration
2 vittorie
N.V. Nederlandsche Spoorwegen [Dutch Railway Company]
Ayudad a cultura popular: Sacramento, 1 Madrid ; Paz, 23 Valencia
Jeugd Treed Aan in Het Arbeidsfront [Youth Line Up in the Labor Front]
España será la Santa Elena del fascio
Bund Deutscher Mädel Fahnenträgerin [League of German Girls Standard-bearer]
Cafeteria tray
S.D.A.P. N.V.V. Plan Sept. 6
[Spanish militiaman holding up an infant]
Trabajadores!! Leed Solidaridad Obrera Diario De La Revolución