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

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Never Seen Images from the Austrian National Library

Well, I've never seen these before and I've viewed thousands of photos, posters and works of art from the Great War.  I discovered this on the hard-to-use, but high-quality Europeana Website.

Bank War Loan Poster

Future Emperor Karl Inspecting an Armored Train

Larger-Than-Life Emperor Franz Josef Inspiring His Soldiers

Lottery Ticket for the War Welfare Fund Sponsored on Empress Zita's Children's Day;
Four-Year-Old Crown Prince Otto Shown

Austrian Soldier Peers Out from Hut Overlooking Valsugana, Italian Front

Injured Soldier Writing with Help of Dr. Spitzy's Radialis Splint

A Child's Wildly Inaccurate Depiction of the Execution of Traitor/Patriot Cesare Battisti


  1. Fascinating. Wide range of styles and topics.

  2. Very interesting. I've never seen these before either

  3. Europeana is a long time favorite of mine. Great breath and depth of information and images on all aspects of European culture and history. Here is their main link to 1914-1918:

    1. Diane, at your suggestion I checked out this site...I can see why it is a favorite of yours, what a treasure. Thank you for sharing this.