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.

In the wake of the tank: the first eighteen years of mechanization in the British army
Cafeteria tray
La poupée du Stalag
1935: bulletin officiel de l'Exposition universelle et internationale de Bruxelles | 1935: official bulletin of the Universal and International Exposition of Brussels | Officieel blad der Algemeene wereldtentoonstelling van Brussel
Toda la Juventud Unida por la Patria [All Youth United for the Homeland]
Mexico por la libertad [Mexico for Liberty]
C.N.T. F.A.I. La Industria L'Agricultra Tot Per Al Front [Industry, Agriculture, Everything for the Front]
Der Einsatz der Deutschen Frau im Krieg [The Use of German Women in War]
Building Aircraft: Making the Engine from The Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals series
Americans All
Anthropomorphous bulldozers building an air strip
Auf Nach Nürnberg, 1-4 August, 1929, Reichsparteitag der N.S.D.A.P [Go to Nuremberg...National Nazi Party Day]
Dove è il cervel di Dante, non penetra "Kultur."
"Lettuce beet the axis!" say the 5 crowns
Hello Central! Give me no man's land