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.

Deutsche Lufthansa: Sommer-Flugplan : gültig vom 27. März 38 bis 1. Oktober 38
Ours...to Fight for Freedom from Want
Per arruolarsi nella Legione SS Italiana. Onore Fedeltà Coraggio [Enroll in the Italian SS Legion. Honor Fidelity Courage]
Contra la tiranía presente | Against the present tyranny
Daily Worker
Die  Heimat frei! | The homeland free!
The  Americans in the Great War
Jamestown Exposition, 1907
Para Salvar el Arte de España Hay Que Aplastar el Fascismo [To Save the Art of Spain it is Necessary to Crush Fascism]
Soldati d'Italia Fate Vostra La Fatidica Parola "Obbedisco" - Garibaldi [Soldiers of Italy Make Yours the Fateful Word "I Obey" - Garibaldi]
La garra del invasor Italiano pretende esclavizarnos [The Italian Invader's Clutch Tries to Enslave Us]
IV Brigata Coloniale [IV Colonial Brigade]
Deutsche Werkkunst der Gegenwart | Contemporary German decorative arts
PSU Per a aixafar el feixisme ingresseu a l'aviacio [To Smash Fascism Enroll in the Airforce]
I'm training for this