Give Your Money for Victory: Victory Means Peace

Description

This World War I poster urges Italians to contribute their money to the cause of victory, which will bring peace. The poster shows a cannon resting on a pile of coins, pointing upwards toward the mountains. After entering the war on the side of the Allies in May 1915, Italy mainly engaged in fighting the forces of the Central powers (Austria-Hungary and Germany) along its mountainous northeastern frontier with Austria-Hungary. This poster was sponsored by the Banca Italiana di Sconto (Italian Discount Bank), a financial institution that was founded in 1914 and that helped to finance Italian war production. The artist has signed the poster as “Girus,” a shortening of the name of Giuseppe Russo (1888‒1960), a caricaturist and illustrator who had a long career working for various Italian periodicals specializing in humor and political satire.

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Publication Information

Crespi e Cortina, Rome

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Title in Original Language

Date denaro per la vittoria: la vittoria è la pace

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Physical Description

1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 140 x 99 centimeters

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Last updated: July 19, 2017