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

  • Entente Verdun
    Entente Verdun

    Entente Verdun

  • ERP Coopération Intereuropéen Prospérite Intereuropéen
    ERP Coopération Intereuropéen Prospérite Intereuropéen

    ERP Coopération Intereuropéen Prospérite Intereuropéen

  • ERP Cooperation Intereuropieene
    ERP Cooperation Intereuropieene

    ERP Cooperation Intereuropieene

  • ERP Einiges Europa trägt Wohlstand
    ERP Einiges Europa trägt Wohlstand

    ERP Einiges Europa trägt Wohlstand

  • ERP Europe Cooperation means property
    ERP Europe Cooperation means property

    ERP Europe Cooperation means property

  • ERP For European Prosperity
    ERP For European Prosperity

    ERP For European Prosperity

  • ERP Frieden durch Intereurop. Zusammenarbeit
    ERP Frieden durch Intereurop. Zusammenarbeit

    ERP Frieden durch Intereurop. Zusammenarbeit

  • ERP Inter-europäische Zusammenarbeit für bessere Lebensbedingungen
    ERP Inter-europäische Zusammenarbeit für bessere Lebensbedingungen

    ERP Inter-europäische Zusammenarbeit für bessere Lebensbedingungen

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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.