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.

Cotton: material for a thousand needs
Driekamp Kampioenschap der W.A. [Three Camp Championship of the W.A.]
Hulppost Moeder en Kind-Nederlandsche Volksdienst [Aid Post Mother and Child - Dutch Social Services]
League Against Rain
Der  triumph des willens: kampf und aufstieg Adolf Hitlers und seiner bewegung | The triumph of the will: struggle and ascent of Adolf Hitler and his movement
Una  favola vera | A true fable
Nürnberg! Schuldig! [Nuremberg! Guilty!]
El Pillatje Deshonra el Triomf U.G.T. Eviteu-lo! [Robbery Dishonors the Triumph --- Avoid It!]
The Land of Opportunity
Anthropomorphic coil figure kicking Hitler
Blackstone cigar : the choice of successful men
The  victory of Toyland
Vict'ry polka
Soviet Ukraine: Kiev-Kharkov-Odessa, Dnieper River, Dnieproges
El Presidente de la Generalidad de Cataluña, D. Luis Companys, político insigne, de espíritu generoso y liberal | The President of the Majority of Catalonia, D. Luis Companys