O Roma o morte! [Rome or Death!]

O Roma o morte! [Rome or Death!]
  • Title :     O Roma o morte! [Rome or Death!]
  • Artist:     Unknown, Designer Unknown, Publisher
  • Accession:     XX1990.2280
  • Country:     Italy
  • Date:     1943 1944
  • Dimensions:     Inches 39-1/2 27-3/8, Centimeters 100.3 69.5
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Posters and Printed Ephemera
  • Collection Theme:     War and Political Propaganda
  • Subject:     War/Military , Figurative , Republic of Salo , Fascism , Nationalism , World War II 1940-1945 , Propaganda
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     XX1990.2280.JPG
  • Tags:     War and Political Propaganda~Posters and Printed Ephemera
Ink on paper poster promoting the "Bersaglieri" (notable for their helmet feathers), who are members of an elite light infantry unit which played a major role in the nineteenth-century wars of independence; image depicts a group of soldiers holding bayonets pointed out and rushing forward with the the Roman Colosseum set against a bright sunset in the background; inscription at bottom section.