The Peace Palace Library holds a unique collection of images like posters, engravings, cartoons and photographs. Please, explore our subset of cartoons on war and peace issues here.
For centuries, cartoonists have used their pens to fight a war against war, translating images of violent conflict into symbols of protest. These images tell the story of many journalists and cartoonists around the world struggling to promote peace, justice, democracy and liberty of expression. Cartoons may amuse, provoke, stress truth or paradox in a few lines only. In our collection, among others, an interesting set of 25 cartoons by Alois Derso and Emery Kelèn concerning the Peace Conference in Lausanne at the end of World War I.
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We try to describe our collection items as accurate and as comprehensive as possible. On some of them we have very detailed information, but on other items we have very little information. Your knowledge and information can help us identify the topics and persons in our posters, engravings and photographs. When and where they were produced or printed and by whom. Enjoy our collection and to let us know what you think of it.
Some interesting sets within the Image collection
- Peace Palace Architecture »
- Postcards of the Peace Palace »
- Cartoons on War and Peace »
- Cartoons on the Peace conference in Lausanne (1923) »
Most items are protected by copyright. You’re not allowed to use or reproduce any of these images. If you are interested in one or more of these items, please contact us for more information about copyright.