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.

NVD de Nederlansche Volksdienst [NVD the Dutch Social Services]
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
For the New York war savings staff, U.S. Treasury Department: Mayor F.H. LaGuardia and the New York City WPA War Services present New York City WPA Symphony Orchestra
3-4-1: cause : 'humanity.'
Sailor Beware! Loose Talk Can Cost Lives
Solidarité pour le Noël des enfants de France et d'Espagne | Solidarity between France and Spain for the sake of the children during Christmas
Salvador Segui: "Noi del Sucre."
Le forze fasciste [The Fascist Forces]. For the Padiglione dell'Architettura [Architecture Pavilion], VI Triennale, Milan, 1936
Moeder Met Vacantie! Nederlandsche Volksdienst [Mothers on Vacation! Dutch Social Services]
Chicago World War I Victory Celebration
Casa Del Mutilato [House of the Maimed]
At the San Diego Panama-California Exposition all the year 1915: Marines from U.S.S. San Diego visit exposition
It's a long way to Berlin, but we'll get there
Commissie voor Aangehouden Lading [Commission for Hold Up Cargo]