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

  • Wilson gewapend (Wilson armed)
    Wilson gewapend (Wilson armed)

    Wilson gewapend

  • Wir bauen ein neues Europa
    Wir bauen ein neues Europa

    Wir bauen ein neues Europa

  • Women! Help America's sons win the war (1917)
    Women! Help America's sons win the war (1917)

    Women! Help America's sons win the war (1917)

  • Wordt voor hem lid van de Band Nederland Indonesië

  • Yes No Yes
    Yes No Yes

    Yes No Yes

  • Pak aan in Indie. Neem dienst
    Pak aan in Indie. Neem dienst

    Zie de wereld. Pak aan in Indië. Neem dienst!

  • Zitting van de trust-milliardairs van Wallstreet
    Zitting van de trust-milliardairs van Wallstreet

    Zitting van de trust-milliardairs van Wallstreet

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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.