Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Hoover Institution Collection Available Online

Images from the Hoover Institution Archives

Founded to archive the record of the First World War, the Hoover Institution, located at Stanford University, now makes a lot of its holdings available on line. Many of their images are displayed in slideshows. Below is a montage of some interesting examples I've discovered while browsing their site.

The slideshows can be found here:

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Top Row:  A cartoon showing the Russian bear chasing the Kaiser and Emperor Franz Josef up a tree; Soviet poster showing a Red Army soldier attacking some White Army generals; White Army commander Pyotr Nikolaevich Wrangel; Caricature of  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who researched his works at the Hoover Institution.

Bottom Row:  A cartoon showing President Wilson as a cowboy towering over the Kaiser; a flour sack embroidered by Belgian women in appreciation of American relief to their country; President Hoover by the Hoover Tower in 1951.

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