Posters for Mothers' and Infants' Day by Marcello Dudovich:
Poster for ONMI (Opera nazionale per la
maternità ed infanzia) of Milan:
"Put your maternity and your offspring under ONMI's protection."
Poster for the national ONMI, 1935.
Poster for the national ONMI, 1937.
Poster for the national ONMI, 1939.
The "New Woman":
An American-style beauty: "Will he come by, or won't he? It's
Eva 2, no. 1 [January 4, 1934].
Fecundity incarnate: rural beauty holding rooster.
Gente nostra 1, no. 28 [September 8, 1929].
Gino Boccasile's priapic " '900 girl."
Gino Boccasile, La signorina Grandi firme [Milan: Longanesi, 1981].
Strapaese's nemesis: the crisis woman, 1931.
Famiglie. Milan, June 1936.
Although this is supposed to be a monthly magazine dedicated to the
women of the family, it consists mainly of speeches by Mussolini and other
Fascist-related articles. A central photographic section is devoted to recent
Italian conquests in Africa. The cover of this copy shows tracing and marking
done in pencil by someone, presumably young.
La Domenica. Milan, 4 April 1937.
These Sunday supplements for weekly journals and newspapers feature
photos, news, and cartoons ranging from politics to religion to fashion,
presumably of interest to the entire family. They also work to enhance the
image of the regime and underscore its diplomatic and military achievements.
Italian War Poster
"The Italian Woman is Willing to Make Sacrifices for the Fighting
Melting Wedding Rings
This poster urges women to melt down their wedding rings to contribute
to the war effort.
From an insert "Le Sanzioni," in Domenica del Corriere, December
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