Propaganda Gallery




Honor Motherhood:
Posters for Mothers' and Infants' Day by Marcello Dudovich
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De Grazia, Victoria. How Fascism Ruled Women: Italy, 1922-1945.  Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1992, p. 74.

Poster for ONMI (Opera nazionale per la maternità ed infanzia) of Milan:
"Put your maternity and your offspring under ONMI's protection."
 



De Grazia, Victoria. How Fascism Ruled Women: Italy, 1922-1945.  Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1992, p. 74.

Poster for the national ONMI, 1935.


De Grazia, Victoria. How Fascism Ruled Women: Italy, 1922-1945.  Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1992, p. 75.

Poster for the national ONMI, 1937.


De Grazia, Victoria. How Fascism Ruled Women: Italy, 1922-1945.  Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1992, p. 75.

Poster for the national ONMI, 1939.



       The "New Woman":


De Grazia, Victoria. How Fascism Ruled Women: Italy, 1922-1945.  Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1992, p. 215.

An American-style beauty: "Will he come by, or won't he? It's time."
Eva 2, no. 1 [January 4, 1934].


De Grazia, Victoria. How Fascism Ruled Women: Italy, 1922-1945.  Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1992, p. 215.

Fecundity incarnate: rural beauty holding rooster.
Gente nostra 1, no. 28 [September 8, 1929].



De Grazia, Victoria. How Fascism Ruled Women: Italy, 1922-1945.  Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1992, p. 217.

Gino Boccasile's priapic " '900 girl."
Gino Boccasile, La signorina Grandi firme [Milan: Longanesi, 1981].



De Grazia, Victoria. How Fascism Ruled Women: Italy, 1922-1945.  Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1992, p. 216.

Strapaese's nemesis: the crisis woman, 1931.


http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/dpf/Fascism/Family.html (Accessed 11/27/05)

Rivista delle 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.




National Support:


http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/dpf/Fascism/Family.html (Accessed 11/29/05)  http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/dpf/Fascism/Family.html (Accessed 11/29/05)

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.


http://www.wwii-collectibles.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=WOC&Category_Code=itp (Accessed 12/10/05)

Italian War Poster
"The Italian Woman is Willing to Make Sacrifices for the Fighting Men"


http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/dpf/Fascism/Women.html (Accessed 11/27/05)

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 18, 1935.




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