Austrian World War I Propaganda Poster

Austria-Hungary, 1918
37 x 24 in (94 x 61 cm)
ID #LB40x30FOREIGNTABLE-Z-36

Vintage poster advertising a concert for the benefit of the widows and orphans of Austro-Hungarian soldiers killed in World War I. The text on the poster lists the emperor and empress of the Austro-Hungarian Empire as patrons of the concert, alongside support from the Ministry of War.  Illustrated on the poster are five military musicians, and drawn amongst this group of musicians is Austria-Hungary's coat of arms. The poster is from a collection of German propaganda material that was confiscated by U.S. military intelligence authorities after Germany's defeat in World War II and transferred to the Library of Congress. 

"Hiftorifches Komert" (Historical Concert)

Artist: Josef von Diveky

Year: 1918

Condition: Fair, please note piece-in on the bottom border of the poster

Poster is linen-backed on canvas

250-500 antique poster austria austro-hungarian empire benefit concert german germany hungary military musician original poster propaganda size-37x24 vintage poster war world war 1 world war I WWI

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