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.

Fratelli! Non Cademmo Al Fronte! [Brothers! We fell not at the front!]
Die Memoiren des Grafen Tamás von Erdödy: Habsburgs Weg von Wilhelm zu Briand : vom Kurier der Sixtus-Briefe zum Königsputschisten | Count Tamás von Erdödy's memoirs: the Habsburgs' way from Wilhelm to Briand : from courier of the Sixtus-letters to
Coppa Bibesco
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
Viktoria [Victory]
Anthropomorphic winged peace symbol depicting Hitler and Hirohito
Sugar bowl commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the State, 1812-1937
Duce inizia la Trebbiatura del Grano..., Roma 4 giungno [The Duce begins the threshing of the grain..., Rome 4 June]
Der Gallische Hahn [The Gallic Rooster]
Eyes right! The army of to-day
Flag of the Italian Social Republic
Man Wanted
Model for a monument
Trabajadores!! Leed Solidaridad Obrera Diario De La Revolución