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.

We'll Have Lots to Eat this Winter, Won't We Mother?
Instituto Nacional de Prevision (Institut National de Prevoyance): Assurance Maternité, 7 | National Institute of Forecast: Maternity Insurance, 7
The  Gremlins: from the Walt Disney production. A Royal Air Force story
Soldata D'Italia Temprato al Clima del Fascismo... [The soldier of Italy hardened by the climate of Fascism...]
L'Invasore Non Deve Passare [The Invader Must Not Pass]
Antes: Campesinos pobres famélicos; Ahora el campesino trabaja y es feliz [Before: Poor Hungry Farmers; Now the Farmer Works and Is Happy]
The Colored Regiment at Fort Wagner (unrealized)
Remember Dec. 7th!
Free Speech Doesn't Mean Careless Talk!
Il  6 Motori su Monti-mare
Airplane mechanics working on a trainer at Keesler field, Biloxi, Miss
Soldier: coloring book
S.E. el generalísimo