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.

Wereldvijand No. 1 [World Enemy No. 1]
Buenaventura Durruti: Camarada de férrea voluntad y elevados ideales, que dirige en Zaragoza las bravas milicias de la C.N.T. y la F.A.I | Buenaventura Durruti : comrade of iron will and high ideals, who directs in Zaragoza the brave military services o
A Roma È Rimasto un Fante Per Tutti Uno Che Mai Vorrà Inginocchiarsi, Ne Arrendersi, Ne Cedere Il Milite Ignoto Egli Ci Chiama [To Rome He Remained a Servant for All One Who Would Never Want Them to Kneel, Surrender, or Transfer the Unknown Soldier --He Calls Us]
Study of Chaplain Leading Two Soldiers in Prayer in Church Ruins
Vienna's Isolation and Distress
Anti-terreur! | Anti-terror!
O Roma o morte! [Rome or Death!]
Childrens cities for Spain
La Nuova Europa Basta Con la Tirannia del Denaro [The New Europe Enough With Tyranny of Money]
Il  6 Motori su Monti-mare
One Swine Too Many...
Cafeteria tray
Boh Do Krivdy Hromom A Junak Gulami
Nürnberg! Schuldig! [Nuremberg! Guilty!]