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.

Cafeteria tray
Il Re [The King]
Bracelet: US Army
Good-bye Broadway, hello France
Kriegskunst in Wort und Bild: Zeitschrift für die deutsche Wehrmacht | Art of war in words and pictures: magazine for the German armed forces
[Long Live the Third International]
Erster Nationalsozialistischer Reichsjugendtag [First National Socialist Reich Youth Day]
The  Spanish earth
Wild pilgrimage
Soldier throwing grenade
Death penalty demanded: the case of Georgia against the Communist Party
It's all over now
Como siempre, las tropas de Franco acabaron victoriosas la batalla del Ebro | As always, Franco's troops finish victorious the battle of the Ebro
Official seal of the Jamestown Exposition, 1907
Quaderno di [blank]: Marzo 1924-II : annessione di Fiume e del Dodecanneso | Notebook of [blank]: March 1924 II [Second year of Fascist revolution] : annexation of Fiume and the Dodecanese