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Use of Propaganda in WWI Postcards

Millions of postcards circulated during the First World War and influenced public opinion. It is not surprising that something as ordinary as a postcard was used by governments on all sides to either defend their own actions, to discredit the enemy and to rouse the masses to support their nation.  Within just three days of […]

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Winners of Picture This! Competition

In the beginning of July, we have invited you to show us how the places featured on the vintage postcards from our Picture This! exhibition look nowadays. You flooded us with amazing photos throughout the summer! We have received over 400 entries – huge thanks to all the participants who sent us their best photographs of beautiful […]

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“If father’s gone, keep smiling” – considering the children of the First World War

Guest post by Clare Gibson, of The Army Children Archive (TACA) What Europe’s children went through during the First World War is often overlooked by historians. Understandably, perhaps, if they are focusing on ‘big’ issues like the horrors of trench warfare or the changing role of women on the home front. But what was the […]

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Brussels Cartoon Postcards

A number of reasons caused a revival of the caricature during the war in Belgium. It’s an interesting medium. Exaggeration or simplification of facts creates a comic effect and it reflects the essence of a situation so it can be comprehended at one glance. At the same time, it can contain deeper meanings that are only […]

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End of the First World War – 11 a.m. on 11.11

Today is the 93d anniversary marking the end of the First World War.  Precisely at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011, it will be honoured across the globe with a two-minute silence. Commemorate this event also by checking our newest collection of private memorabilia and stories from the times […]

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Greetings from Hamburg

On this day in 1960, The Beatles gave their first public performance in Keiserkeller in Hamburg. Let’s see some of the places in Hamburg that fascinated the legendary four. St. Pauli This vibrant quarter of Hamburg is full of clubs, pubs and bars. It’s also the place where the night club Keiserkeller is located. Michel […]

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Now, brush your teeth!

New content on Europeana includes these charming advisory illustrations which warn people to get plenty of fresh air, brush their teeth and eat healthily to help ward off tuberculosis. These postcards are from the Východočeské muzeum v Pardubicích in the Czech Republic. They are the work of Czech painter Marie Fischerová Kvěchová, who now has […]

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