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.

Solidarité pour le Noël des enfants de France et d'Espagne | Solidarity between France and Spain for the sake of the children during Christmas
Dividing Up
La  Guerre!!
Childrens cities for Spain
Das Fest des Jahres: Tag der Deutschen Kunst, 1939, München, 14. - 16. Juli | The annual festival: Day of German art, 1939, Munich, July 14 - 16
1918 - 1943
Here comes the navy
Fuhrer Des Nationalen Deutschen Einheitsstaates [The Leader of the National German Centralized State]
Plate: In Treue Fest 1914 [In Enduring Loyalty]
Emprunt de la Défense Nationale [National Defense Loan]
Afrika in Farben: das farbbild- buch der Deutschen kolonien : Deutsch-Ost- und -Südwestafrika | Africa in color: the color illustrated book of the Germans colonies : German east and southwest Africa
"This World Cannot Exist Half Slave and Half Free": Fight for Freedom!
Soldati d'Italia Fate Vostra La Fatidica Parola "Obbedisco" - Garibaldi [Soldiers of Italy Make Yours the Fateful Word "I Obey" - Garibaldi]