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.

El  Consejero de Defensa de la Generalidad, glorioso aviador D. Felipe Diaz Sandino | The defense advisor for the Majority, glorious aviator D. Felipe Diaz Sandino
I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier
Die  Strassen Adolf Hitlers: Baujahr 1933/1934 | Adolf Hitler's roads: Construction year 1933/1934
Teamwork Builds Ships
Jews have always fought for freedom
Italian seaplanes bombing a shipping port
Raig de llum: la fe garantida : conceptes extractats del llibre "Clarito" per afiançar l'enseyança del catecisme : diàlegs ente dos germans catequistes | Rays of light : faith secured : concepts extracted from the book, "Clarito" to affirm and teach t
Keep smiling!: 15 prenten
This is Nazi Brutality
Why Workers Strike
Vote for Communism
Giovani Fascisti Eroi di Bir-El-Gobi [Young Fascists Heroes of Bir-el-Gobi]
Man Wanted
Allied Nations Commemorative Series, Franklin D. Roosevelt
"This World Cannot Exist Half Slave and Half Free": Fight for Freedom!