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Name Raemaekers, Louis

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Image of 1920.1.564 - Poster

1920.1.564 - Poster

Country of Origin: Great Britain Title: In Belgium Artist: Louis Raemaekers, signed Date: c. 1916 Size: 98.4 x 60.4 cm Issuing Agency: National Committee for Relief in Belgium Medium: Photo-lithograph Inscription: IN BELGIUM / HELP / The National Committee for Relief in Belgium / Trafalgar Buildings, Trafalgar Square London

Image of 1983.120.29 - Print

1983.120.29 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Marianna unmasks Germanica to reveal the Hun. Information Written on Back: No. 12 / 275 / The French yellow-book. Germany unmasked. Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1916 (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19126/19126-h/19126-h.htm) NOTE: The "Yellow Book," it may be remembered, was the official publication of some of the details of atrocities committed by the Huns on the defenceless women and children of ravished Belgium. It told in cold and unimpassioned sentences, in plain and simple words more terrible than the most fervid outpourings of patriot or hum

Image of 1983.120.114 - Print

1983.120.114 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Marianna strangling eagle. Information Written on Back: No. 152 / 34 white / 36 toned / A prediction in 1915. Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1916 (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19126/19126-h/19126-h.htm) NOTE: There can be no doubting of the future. The Allied forces, who in Raemaekers' drawing stand for Liberty, are assuredly destined to wring the neck of the Prussian eagle, which typifies the tyranny of brute force. "For freedom's battle, once begun ... Though baffled oft, is ever won." "There is only one master in this country," the Kaiser h

Image of 1983.120.94 - Print

1983.120.94 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers German held by English, Italian (?) and French soldiers. Information Written on Back: No. 124 / 116 white / 52 toned / The German: I made three prisoners but they will not let me go. Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1916 (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19126/19126-h/19126-h.htm) NOTE: The German claim—not the Austrian nor the Turk, for the alliance following Germany is to be allowed little force—is that, the civilization of Europe now being defeated, a Roman pride may be generous to the fallen. Before modern Germany is routed, as may be seen in the fea

Image of 2005.98.431 - Postcard

2005.98.431 - Postcard

Black and white postcard of a drawing by Louis Raemaekers featuring a German soldier captured by three Allied soldiers. Title and caption of postcard in French and Italian. 14 x 9 cm.

Image of 1983.120.50 - Print

1983.120.50 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Man in green poking decorated soldier in chest as he talks. Information Written on Back: No. 41 / 130 white / 428 toned / The Junker to Bethman Hollweg: It's a blessing that we will always be able to fool our so-called Socialists. Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1916 (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19126/19126-h/19126-h.htm) NOTE: There were few things that Junkerdom feared so much in modern Germany as the growth and effects of Socialism; and it is certain that the possible attitude of the German Socialists—who were thought by some writers to number s

Image of 1983.120.51 - Print

1983.120.51 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Two men in hunting dress in snowy landscape. Information Written on Back: No. 51 / 278 / Some Dutch Junkers: If we have to become Germans we will at least get some good game-keepers. Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1916 (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19126/19126-h/19126-h.htm) NOTE: Some of these drawings remind us that the great cartoonist's message was primarily delivered to his own countrymen. They explain why he was accused, but not convicted, of endangering the neutrality of the Netherlands. He presents the German monster as a menace to all free

Image of 1983.120.52 - Print

1983.120.52 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers German eagle kills Belgian chicken and starts after chicken labeld "Holland". Information Written on Back: No. 48 / 18 / The German bird of prey: don't run, I'm a friend. Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1916 (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19126/19126-h/19126-h.htm) NOTE: The Dutchman who could see this cartoon and not admit its simple truth would have to be a very blind pro-German. At present time it pays Germany to pretend a friendship for Holland, but the premeditated murder of Belgium is a plain object-lesson of the sort of friendship and agreemen

Image of 1983.120.3 - Print

1983.120.3 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Two men in hunting dress in snowy landscape. Information Written on Back: No. 51 / 278 / Some Dutch Junkers: If we have to become Germans we will at least get some good game-keepers. Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1916 (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19126/19126-h/19126-h.htm) NOTE: Some of these drawings remind us that the great cartoonist's message was primarily delivered to his own countrymen. They explain why he was accused, but not convicted, of endangering the neutrality of the Netherlands. He presents the German monster as a menace to all free

Image of 1983.120.69 - Print

1983.120.69 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Figures of Italy and France side by side. Information Written on Back: No. 83 / The Latin sisters. Italy: yes, she is my sister! Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1916 (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19126/19126-h/19126-h.htm) NOTE: The Latin Sisters! Note carefully the expression of France as contrasted with that of Italy. France, violated by the Hun, exhibits grim determination made sacrosanct by suffering. Italy's face glows with enthusiasm. One can conceive of the one fighting on to avenge her martyrs, steadfast to the inevitable end when Right triu

Image of 1983.120.71 - Print

1983.120.71 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Green Kaiser in green coat. Information Written on Back: No. 86 / 40 white / 197 toned / (After Italies [sic] entry into the war) Gott strafe Italy. Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1916 (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19126/19126-h/19126-h.htm) NOTE: When Italy, still straining at the leash which held her, helpless, to the strange and unnatural Triplice, began to show signs of awakening consciousness, Germany's efforts to lull her back to the unhappy position of silent partner in the world-crime were characteristic of her methods. Forthwith Italy was

Image of 1983.120.72 - Print

1983.120.72 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Bubble on house of cards. Information Written on Back: No. 90 / 294 / 3rd German Warloan. The soap bubble of German credit - don't breath on it it. Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1916 (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19126/19126-h/19126-h.htm) NOTE: The bubble is very nicely balanced, for German "kultur," which is in reality but another word for "system" or "organization," rather than that which English-speaking people understand by "culture," has built up a system of internal credit that shall ensure the correct balance of the bubble—for just as long

Image of 1983.120.73 - Print

1983.120.73 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Old man with certificate for 3rd war loan. Information Written on Back: No. 91 / No. 350 / German War loan-jugglery. Michel: this is the third certificate of subscription I get for once paying only. Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1916 (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19126/19126-h/19126-h.htm) NOTE: "The Loan: good for 100 marks!" Look at him! He is the favoured of the Earth, lives in Germany, where Kultur is peerless, and education complete (even tho' the man may become a martyr of method). War comes! and he is seen, as an almond tree in blossom his

Image of 1983.120.74 - Print

1983.120.74 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Kaiser dictating to blond man in spectacles. Information Written on Back: No. 93 / No. 251 / The new curriculum [sic] for the German schools: Monday is copper day, Tuesday is potatoe day, Wednesday is leather day, Thursday is gold day, Friday is rubber day, Saturday is fasting day, Sunday is hate day. Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1916 (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19126/19126-h/19126-h.htm) NOTE: The nations are being educated amain, let us hope. Germany has prided herself on her education, her learning, and on her Kultur. To-day she is beyond th

Image of 1983.120.86 - Print

1983.120.86 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Woman and baby dead in street (same composition as Daumier's Rue Transnonain). Information Written on Back: No. 112 / 152 / In Serbia. Where the Austrian's [sic] passed. Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1916 (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19126/19126-h/19126-h.htm) NOTE: Yes, Kultur, the German Juggernaut, has passed this way. There is no mistaking the foul track of his chariot-wheels. Kultur is the German God. But there is a greater God still. He sees it all. He speaks,— "Was it for this I died? —Black clouds of smoke that veil the sight of heave

Image of 1983.120.88 - Print

1983.120.88 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Trench of dead poilu. Information Written on Back: No. 114 / 260 white / 65 toned / Germany: 2d invasion of France within a lifetime. Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1916 (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19126/19126-h/19126-h.htm) NOTE: What does this cartoon suggest? I am asked and I ask myself. At first very little, almost nothing, only uninteresting, ugly death, gloomy, ghastly, dismal, but dull and largely featureless, blank and negative. Has the artist's power failed him? No, it is strongly drawn. Has his inspiration? What does it mean? Is it inde

Image of 1983.120.97 - Print

1983.120.97 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers French soldier punching German crown prince. Information Written on Back: No. 130 / 80 / The French victory in Champagne "Champagne frappe" Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1916 (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19126/19126-h/19126-h.htm) NOTE: War is a fiery winnower of incapacities. Many reputations have gone to the scrap-heap since August, 1914. None more surely than that of the braggart Crown Prince. It is said that this terrible catastrophe was largely of his bringing about and his great desire and hope. Well—he has got his desire, and more than

Image of 1983.120.101 - Print

1983.120.101 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Wilhelm in Turkish garb forcing reluctant Turks onto field. Information Written on Back: No. 134 / 1791 / Wilhelm raises the green flag of the Holy War. Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1916 (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19126/19126-h/19126-h.htm) NOTE: Surely the artist when he drew this was endowed with the wisdom of the seer, the vision of the prophet. For it was drawn before the days in which I write, before the Russian giant had proved his greatness on the body of the Turk, before the bludgeon-strokes in the Caucasus, the heart-thrust of Erzerum

Image of 1983.120.46 - Print

1983.120.46 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Woman praying in a church. Information Written on Back: No. 33 / 230 / The Mothers. Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1916 (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19126/19126-h/19126-h.htm) NOTE: While a world of mourners is plaintively asking, "What has become of our brave dead, where are they? Alas! how dark is the world without them, how silent the home, how sad the heart"; whilst the mourner is groping like the blind woman for her lost treasure, the Belgian mother, and the Belgian widow, and the Belgian orphan are on their knees, praying, "Eternal rest give

Image of 1983.120.26 - Print

1983.120.26 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Civilians being separated by soldiers. Information Written on Back: No. 9 / 47 / The dinant massacres. "Woman to the left!" Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1916 (http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19126/19126-h/19126-h.htm) NOTE: Some "neutrals," and even some of the people here in England, still doubt the reality of the German atrocities in Belgium, but Raemaekers has seen and spoken with those to whom the scene depicted in this cartoon is an ugly reality. One who would understand it to the full must visualize the hands behind the thrusting rifle butts,