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.

Preparatory drawing for an illustration in Nederland-Lombok [Holland-Red Pepper]
Airplane mechanics working on a trainer at Keesler field, Biloxi, Miss
Vigilancia en la retaguardia | Vigilance in the rearguard
New York (an outline)
Don't Talk About Troop Movements
Quaderno di __________: prima premiazione, Ottobre 1925-III : prima battaglia del grano
United We Win
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
Official seal of the Jamestown Exposition, 1907
Winterhulp Nederland Collecte 4-6 Maart [Winter Relief The Netherlands Collection March 4-6]
P.W.A. In Action
Consignas del P.O.U.M. ¡Hasta el Fin! [Orders of the P.O.U.M. Until the End!]
The  mad dog