Die Wirkung Unserer U Boote [The Effect of Our U-Boats]

 
Die Wirkung Unserer U Boote [The Effect of Our U-Boats]
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  • Title :     Die Wirkung Unserer U Boote [The Effect of Our U-Boats]
  • Artist:     Unknown, Designer Unknown, Publisher Kunstanstalt Weylandt Printer
  • Accession:     XX1990.3843
  • Country:     Germany Berlin
  • Date:     1917
  • Dimensions:     Inches 18-3/4 12-1/4, Centimeters 47.6 31.1
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Posters and Printed Ephemera
  • Collection Theme:     War and Political Propaganda
  • Subject:     War/Military , Ocean Travel , Propaganda , World War I 1914-1918
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     XX1990.3843.JPG
  • Tags:     Travel, Transportation, and Tourism~War and Political Propaganda~Posters and Printed Ephemera
Description:
Ink on paper offset color lithograph illustrating the impact of Germany's U-boats on British shipping in 1917; the picture at the left, labeled "before," depicts heavy traffic in and out of London and other British ports; in the "after" picture at the right, just a handful of ships are at sea, while most of them are stuck in port, paralyzed by the possibility of U-boat attack in open water.