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.

Weltvaart door Samenwerking in het Nederlandsch Arbeidsfront [Prosperity Through Cooperation in the Dutch Labor Front]
Enero 1, 1937 | January 1, 1937
20 ottobre!
Song of the workers: on the road, in the jungles, and in the shops | I. W. W. songs to fan the flames of discontent
Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans
Fashions for wartime living
Kino Kriegs Schau [Cinema War Show]
Bal de l'Internat., 1931: maladies coloniales | Ball of the International [Exposition]: colonial diseases
Deutsche Lufthansa: Sommer-Flugplan : gültig vom 27. März 38 bis 1. Oktober 38
Alles Sal Reg Kom-Strijdt Mee tegen Het Bolsjewisme in de Waffen SS [Everything Will Work Out, Fight with (us) against Bolshevism in the Waffen SS]
Images secrètes de la guerre: 200 photographies et documents censurés en France
Save Freedom of Speech: Buy War Bonds
Duce Mussolini
Roberto Cañedo, Marga Lopez, Rita Montaner, Andres Soler en Negro es mi Color : un delicado conflicto racial!