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.

S.D.A.P. N.V.V. Plan Sept. 6
Commissie voor Aangehouden Lading [Commission for Hold Up Cargo]
Henri Philippe Pétain
Budenyshi | Young followers of Budennyi
I'm training for this
Landsind Samlingen Til Vort Luftværn [National Subscription for our Air Defense]
Levante e Albania: Roma, Brindisi, Tirana, Salonicco
All the brave
Que se coordine la producción agrícola e industrial y que toda ella tienda a un objetivo único: ganar la guerra. (Del Manifesto del C.C. del Partido Comunista.) | May the agricultural and industrial production be coordinated so it tends to a unique ob
Arbete och Trygghet At alla: Arbetarepartiet [Work and Security for all: Labor Party]
I gave in defense of democracy in Spain
Every Man Woman and Child is a Partner