This year's advent calendar features items relating to the First World War from National Museums Liverpool's collections and displays.
Louis Raemaekers (1869-1956) was a prominent Dutch propaganda cartoonist of the 1914-18 War, depicting the Germans as tyrannical aggressors. In 1916 the British government arranged to show his cartoons widely throughout the country.
At the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool the exhibition was extremely popular with as many as 5,000 people attending in one afternoon. The catalogue, with an introduction by the Prime Minister, contains 166 illustrations of the cartoons, some of which are shown above. Select each image to see a larger version.
This catalogue, which is not currently on display, is from the Decorative Art collection at the Walker Art Gallery.
- Catalogue of the War Cartoons by Louis Raemaekers, 1916
- Accession number 1975.111