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

  • Building the Peace Palace. Finishing the Stairwell
    Building the Peace Palace. Finishing the Stairwell

    Building the Peace Palace
    Finishing the central staircase

  • The construction of the garden of the Peace Palace
    The construction of the garden of the Peace Palace

    Building the Peace Palace
    Summer 1911. The construction of the garden

  • Building the Peace Palace
    The laying of the foundation

  • Building the Peace Palace
    30 July 1907. The first stone

  • Building the Peace Palace: Set of arches in central staircase
    Building the Peace Palace: Set of arches in central staircase

    Building the Peace Palace
    Fall 1910. Set of arches in central staircase

  • Building the Peace Palace Highest point almost reached
    Building the Peace Palace Highest point almost reached

    Building the Peace Palace
    Highest point almost reached

  • Building the Peace Palace
    Spring 1910. The palace takes shape

  • Supply of materials by steam tram
    Supply of materials by steam tram

    Building the Peace Palace
    Spring 1911. The supply of building materials

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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.