World War I

  • Guignol a Lausanne. Par Derso et Kelen

    Guignol à Lausanne. Derso et Kelèn.

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  • Postcard Peace Palace 1919

    Postcard Peace Palace 1919

    August 9, 2013

    Postcard from the days of the First World War. Dated 1919. With text in German. The Peace Palace and the First World War For Andrew Carnegie, the opening of the Peace Palace, on 28 August 1913, was a triumph. He began 1914 with great optimism. In his new year’s wish for that year, he declared himself […]

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  • Saving daylight! Set the Clock ahead one hour and win the war!

    June 12, 2013

    American War propaganda poster by the United Cigar Stores, one of the largest chain of cigar stores in the United States, for saving daylight and establishing a summertime. Image: a red and blue illustration showing Uncle Sam and a small figure marching while holding a rifle and a spade. The figure wears a uniform, his head is a clock. In the background […]

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  • Vive la paix. Vrede. Nie wieder krieg

    June 12, 2013

    Poster for an international peace demonstration on 4 September organised in Arnhem, The Netherlands.

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  • European Revue: Kill that Eagle, 1914

    June 12, 2013

    Cartoon map of Europe at the beginning of World War I. The map is showing Austria-Hungary at the centre, depicted as the tragic and buffoonish Pierrot character of European pantomime, who eternally pines for an unrequited love. Is it Germany’s love that Austria pines for? While grasping itself to the German eagle, a brown bear (Russia) lashes out […]

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  • Die Jagd nach dem Glück

    June 12, 2013

    A German propaganda poster to warn against the red danger of Bolshevism. Image:  On the left side of the image Bolshevism is depicted as a two-headed monster with a friendly and a cruel side that leaves a trail of death and destruction behind. A group of people follows this figure while pushing each other aside. Among […]

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  • Deutschlands Schicksal

    June 12, 2013

    Poster that expresses Germany’s fear for British bombing of their industrial plants from Belgium soil. Image: map of Germany’s main industrial area. Around the map bombers and destroyed industrial plants are depicted.

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  • Come on boys! Give the Guard a fighting chance. Fight along side your Friends

    Come on boys! Give the Guard a Fighting Chance

    June 12, 2013

    Recruitment poster for the United States Army. Image: Marching soldiers. Some soldiers are making an inviting gesture.

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  • Bolschewismus bringt Krieg, Arbeitslosigkeit und Hungersnot

    June 12, 2013

    German propaganda poster of the Association for the Fight against Bolshevism with the slogan “Bolschewismus bringt Krieg, Arbeitslosigkeit und Hungersnot” [Bolshevism brings war, unemployment and famine] Image: Angelic female figure holding a palm branch and protecting soldiers against an agressive man who is about to throw a bomb, while holding a sword in his left hand.

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  • 3.Armee

    3.Armee.

    June 12, 2013

    German war propaganda poster. Image: Woodrow Wilson, president of the United States from 1913 till 1921, depicted with white wings sitting on the ground stuck in nettles, against a dark blue background with bright yellow stars. More cartoons on Woodrow Wilson »

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