Images and Sketches from Turkey in the World War


This World War I poster advertises an exhibition of artwork from Turkey by the Austro-Hungarian artist Wilhelm Victor Krausz (1878–1959), organized to benefit soldiers wounded in the war. The poster shows a mosque on a hillside in the distance, surrounded by trees. Krausz was active in Turkey, an ally of Austria-Hungary and Germany, during the war, and is known for his portraits of Turkish officers and Turkish scenes, including his portrait of Colonel Mustafa Kemal Bey, the future President Kemal Atatürk. This poster is from the Rehse-Archiv für Zeitgeschichte und Publizistik, a collection of posters, pamphlets, and all types of German propaganda material that was assembled in Munich by Friedrich J. M. Rehse (1870–1952). The collection was confiscated by U.S. military intelligence authorities in 1945–46, after the defeat of Germany in World War II, and transferred to the Library of Congress.

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Hermes Buch u. Kunstdruckerei, Vienna


Title in Original Language

Bildnisse und Skizzen aus der Türkei im Weltkrieg

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Physical Description

1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 121 x 78 centimeters


Last updated: November 14, 2017