Image collection

The Peace Palace Library holds a unique collection of images like posters, engravings and photographs. Explore this special collection and help us describe it.

This collection contains engravings, posters (woodcuts, etchings, lithographs, drawings), cartoons, photographs and maps. Together they form a visual supplement to the book collection. They show important historical scenes or persons. They refer to themes and subjects, which are research topics in the library. Especially the so-called “Poster  collection” reflects subjects as “Peace”, “War” and “Anti-war movements”. The images on the posters from World War I and World War II give vivid impressions of the horrors of war, calling for support for the war parties and the fight against fascism.

Browse our Image collection

  • Solidarity is at the heart of Europe! Honduras
    Solidarity is at the heart of Europe! Honduras

    ECHO. Solidarity is at the heart of Europe! Honduras

  • ECHO. Solidarity is at the heart of Europe! Iraq
    ECHO. Solidarity is at the heart of Europe! Iraq

    ECHO. Solidarity is at the heart of Europe! Iraq

  • International Labour Day

  • I summon you to Comradeship in the Red Cross
    I summon you to Comradeship in the Red Cross

    "I summon you to Comradeship in the Red Cross"

  • 11 November Dag van het Oorlogsgraf

  • 1913 Holland Exhibitions in 30 Towns
    1913 Holland Exhibitions in 30 Towns

    1913 Holland Exhibitions in 30 Towns

  • 2.000.000 ondertekenaars eiden een ander beleid
    2.000.000 ondertekenaars eiden een ander beleid

    2.000.000 ondertekenaars eisen een ander Indië-beleid

  • 24 October dag der Verenigde Naties
    24 October dag der Verenigde Naties

    24 October Dag der Verenigde Naties

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Help us describe our collection

We try to describe our collection items as accurate and as comprehensive as possible. On some of them we have very detailed information, but on other items we have very little information. Your knowledge and information can help us identify the topics and persons in our posters, engravings and photographs. When and where they were produced or printed and by whom. Enjoy our collection and to let us know what you think of it.

Some interesting sets within the Image collection

Copyright

Most items are protected by copyright. You’re not allowed to use or reproduce any of these images. If you are interested in one or more of these items, please contact us for more information about copyright.