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.

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Breakwater Court, Kennebunkport, Maine, and: Florence Villa, Florence Villa, Florida
Deutsche Lufthansa: Winterflugplan, Gültig ab 3. Oktober 1937 : im flugzeug von Frankfurt a/m nach
Chicago Liberty Loan
Postal de campaña
Study of Chaplain Leading Two Soldiers in Prayer in Church Ruins
Das  neue Russland
Cafeteria tray
Mr. Prikkeldraad No. 3: Dit is Mr. Prikkeldraad die zich goed op de komende invasie voorberied heeft... [Mr. Barbedwire No.3: This is Mr. Barbedwire who has prepared himself well for the forthcoming invasion]
Eastern Air Lines: "U.S. fighter planes top them all" effective December 1, 1942
Presito per la Vittoria [Loan for Victory]
Los  prisioneros del Cerro Rojo
Czechoslovaks! Join Our Free Colors!
Ayudad a cultura popular: Sacramento, 1 Madrid ; Paz, 23 Valencia
Fronte Greco-Albanese [The Greek-Albanian Front]