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.

The  Fort George Wright District, Civilian Conservation Corps, annual
Children's book of wonders
The  forest ranger game: in connection with CCC camps
[He Who Does Not Work Does Not Eat]
Nürnberg. Reichsparteitaggelände. Blick zur Enhrentribune in der Luitpoldarena
Feu Tancs…Tancs…Tancs…! Que Son Els De La Victoria [Build Tanks! They are the vehicles of victory]
Luxembourg Resists Aggressors
Quaderno di [blank] | Notebook of [blank]
Campos y fabricas para los sindicatos!: banderas proletarias unidas, símbolo de los trabajadores y base para la victoria del mundo que trabaja | C.N.T., U.G.T., farms and factories for the unions!: united proletarian flags, symbol of the workers and fou
16 Gemälde und 4 Plastiken, aus der Grossen Deutschen Kunstausstellung, 1943: im Haus der Deutschen Kunst zu München ; mehrfarbenbuchdruck-Reproduktionen | Grosse Deutsche Kunstausstellung, 1943
Calendario del regio esercito: anno 1938 XVI-XVII | Regio esercito italiano, A XVI/XVII / Ministero della guerra
Power for Defense
The Machine Man
Dai Nippon banzai | Japan's War
Eri: revista semanal ilustrada del Partido Comunista de Euzkadi