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.

Creamer commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the State, 1812-1937
Trabajadores!! Leed Solidaridad Obrera Diario De La Revolución
Death penalty demanded: the case of Georgia against the Communist Party
El  general Villalba, al frente de las columnas que operan en Huesca | General Villalba, to the front of the columns that operate in Huesca
Bécassine chez les alliés
Estampas de la Revoluci�n Espa�ola, 19 julio de 1936
Untitled [Uniformed Man With Art Objects]
Max Blokzÿl spreekt tot de jeugd [Max Blokzÿl Speaks To The Youth]
Maledetto Katzelmacker: Eine wunderschöne Räubergeschichte
Pilots, workers, machines
Y.C.L. builder
Ayuda a los hospitales de sangre suscribiéndote, adquiriendo números para esta rifa popular, sellos y tarjetas postales | By subscribing, you help the field hospitals, acquiring numbers for this popular raffle, seals and postcards
Mit Hitler in Polen | With Hitler in Poland | Hitler in Polen / Heinrich Hoffmann
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