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.

Dove è il cervel di Dante, non penetra "Kultur."
E tu..cosa fai? [And You...What Are You Doing?]
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República Española | Spanish Republic
Quaderno di __________: S.E. Benito Mussolini, capo del governo e duce del fascismo
Tombola N. 1: Pitagorica, geometrica, iconografica : tombola dei soldati per la 1ª e 2ª classe
Credere, obbedire, combattere [Believe, Obey, Fight]
La  Missione in A.O.I., aprile-giugno 1942-XX: Trieste, Genova, Gibilterra, S. Vincenzo, Capo Verde, Port Elizabeth, Berbera, Port Elizabeth, Las Palmas, Gibilterra, Napoli, Livorno, Genova : 22.311 Miglia
New York (an outline)
El Arte de España es un Objetivo de la Aviación Fascista [The Art of Spain is an Objective of the Facist Aviation]
"No  renegueu": obra del bien hablar | "Don't curse": work at speaking well
We Demand
Every Rivet a Bullet
Tarjeta Postal de Campaña
Ye  Berlyn tapestrie: Wilhelm's invasion of Flanders