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.

Dai Nippon banzai | Japan's War
Torre Littoria: progetti, Milano, anno XIII E.F | Fascist tower: plans, Milan, year thirteen of the Fascist revolution
Consignas del P.O.U.M. ¡Hasta el Fin! [Orders of the P.O.U.M. Until the End!]
Defiende a la República: escribe a tus amigos de todo el mundo | Defend the Republic : write to your friends the world over
Deutsche Lufthansa: Sommerflugplan ab 27. März 1938 ; im flugzeug von Wien nach
�vehla ve fotografii | �vehla in photographs
Contra el feixisme: mobilització general!! | General mobilization against fascism! / U.G.T.-P.S.U
Kinder, was wisst ihr vom Führer? | Children, what do you know of the leader?
Steeds Dezelfde Vijand! [Still the Same Enemy!]
Plate: Luftgau Moskau
Childrens cities for Spain
Weltvaart door Samenwerking in het Nederlandsch Arbeidsfront [Prosperity Through Cooperation in the Dutch Labor Front]
Fronte Greco-Albanese [The Greek-Albanian Front]
The  battle song of liberty: the popular marching song of the U.S. army and navy set to the music of America's favorite march 'Our Director' by F.E. Bigelow ; words by Jack Yellen ; music adapted by George L. Cobb
Ejercito Español ; en atención a los méritos contraidos en Operaciones de Guerra por S.E. el General D. División Mario Bernaschoni