Wit as Weapon: Satire and the Great War

This exhibit examines how propaganda artists on all sides often used satire to increase morale on the home front during World War I. While official propaganda generally glorified the cause of the nation, cartoonists and illustrators created magazine and sheet music covers, postcards, and children’s books that mocked enemy leaders and soldiers. Wit as Weapon, featuring selections from The Wolfsonian–FIU Library, shows the satirical techniques employed during the war, aimed at both adults and children.

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