Steven Heller examines an issue of the North Korean propaganda magazine, Korea.
During World War II, RCA Victor instituted a company-wide campaign to "Beat the Promise."
Steven Heller looks into the mysterious case of curious French candies from WWII.
This rare booklet excerpts portions of a 1942 speech by FDR's vice president, Henry A. Wallace—with illustrations by Hugo Gellert.
Thanks to collector Justin G. Schiller, many editions of The Quotations of Mao Zedong are now on display in NYC. Read his thoughts on The Little Red Book.
“War and Propaganda 14/18”, a new exhibition, provides insight into the broad spectrum of mass manipulation in everything from posters to children's toys carried out during the period in question.
This cover of Gioventu Fascista, the journal of Mussolini's Italian Fascist youth organization, was later known for his highly stylized, art deco depictions of the "new youth."
Poor Old Glory has been a staple of propaganda posters for as long as anyone (well anyone standing around me at the moment) can recall. American Flag propaganda is having its symbolic moment again, brought back as the object of hatred in anti-American propaganda in a certain small nation dictated by a certain 29...
Back in the 1940s, Donald Duck, quoted in a GI instructional manual, declared “Propaganda” revolved around ideas of communications control. These notions were put forth by master media manipulator (the Karl Rove of his day) Dr. Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Enlightenment: “I think of the press as a great keyboard...
If you were a German teenage girl in 1939, you would be a subscriber to Das Deutsche Mädel, the monthly journal of the “League of German Girls” (BDM or Bund Deutsche Mädel) under the auspices of the Hitler Youth (see more issues here). Three sections of the BDM accommodated girls from 10 to 21...