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How the Fatherland Builds up a War Loan

Raemaekers, Louis, 1917, Chromolithograph
How the Fatherland Builds up a War Loan
How the Fatherland Builds up a War Loan
How the Fatherland Builds up a War Loan
Category
Library Item
Item no
32892
Title
How the Fatherland Builds up a War Loan
Description
"Very humorous in its playful grimness is this satire on a small German bourgeois, one of a whole herd of people who have sent in generous subscriptions to the war loan without any means of taking them up. M. Raemaekers' satiric arrows have an unpleasant fashion of carrying further than the immediate mark he aims at, and one fears that succeeding generations, when paying interest on the war loans, will curse their ancestors who went on mortgaging the national credit on the chance of exacting indemnities from the enemy. 'What are we going to get out of the war in return for all our sacrifices? ' chorused the whole German press sadly at this date."
Artist / maker
Date
1917
Size
36.8 x 25.3 cm
Location
Art and Design Library
Copyright
Louis Raemaekaers' drawings are reproduced by kind permission of the Louis Raemaekers Foundation.