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: Spring 1913: Exterior Decoration
    Building the Peace Palace: Spring 1913: Exterior Decoration

    Building the Peace Palace
    Spring 1913: Exterior Decoration

  • Building the Peace Palace
    Summer 1907. Elaboration of the design

  • Building the Peace Palace: Summer 1910. Placing the roof
    Building the Peace Palace: Summer 1910. Placing the roof

    Building the Peace Palace
    Summer 1910. Placing the roof

  • Building the Peace Palace. Arts and craftsmen working in the studio
    Building the Peace Palace. Arts and craftsmen working in the studio

    Building the Peace Palace
    Summer 1911: Art and craftsmen working in the studio

  • Building the Peace Palace: Summer 1913: Opening of the Peace Palace
    Building the Peace Palace: Summer 1913: Opening of the Peace Palace

    Building the Peace Palace
    Summer 1913: Opening of the Peace Palace

  • Sscale model ceiling painting central staircase
    Sscale model ceiling painting central staircase

    Building the Peace Palace
    Summer 2011. Decoration Program by H. Rosse

  • Building the Peace Palace: Interior of the Great Courtroom
    Building the Peace Palace: Interior of the Great Courtroom

    Building the Peace Palace
    Summer 2013. Interior of the Great Courtroom

  • masonry of the façade
    masonry of the façade

    Building the Peace Palace Library
    Summer 1910. Raising the front

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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.