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.

Solidarité pour le Noël des enfants de France et d'Espagne | Solidarity between France and Spain for the sake of the children during Christmas
Air war at sea | Air war at sea: the Fleet Air Arm coastal command & air-sea rescue service
Australia screams
Opera balilla: XIV
Estampas de la Revoluci�n Espa�ola, 19 julio de 1936
Building Aircraft: In the Air From the Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals Series
United We Win
Bowl: Lybian soldier with antelope
La  Fiera di Milano nel II anno di guerra | Fair of Milan in the second year of the war | Fiera di Milano nel secondo anno di guerra
The Land of Opportunity
Un masque protège efficacement lorsqu'il est correctement ajusté [A Mask Protects Effectively as Long as It Fits Correctly]
In Schacht und Hütte: die Industrie des Ruhrkohlen-Bezirks und benachbarter Gebiete | In the mine and smelter: the industrie of the Ruhr coal district and neighboring areas
Juden stellen sich vor