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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 1983.120.106 - Print

1983.120.106 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Fat man, palms up, in military tunic. Information Written on Back: No. 139 / 175 white / 64 toned / Ferdinand the Camelion [sic]: Katholic-Orthodox-Katholic 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 is one whole field of the evil international influence of Germany in which Ferdinand of Bulgaria is a much more important and symbolic person than William of Prussia. He is, of course, a cynical cosmopolitan. He is in great part a Jew, and an advanced type of that mauvais juif who is the pri

Image of 1983.120.107 - Print

1983.120.107 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Old men in uniform talking. Information Written on Back: No. 141 / 155 / Vox inycerator supremo lex. William: look here gentlemen our people have got to "hurah" [sic] what we say, that's all. 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: Who are the Makers of Wars? The Kings of the Earth. And who are these Kings of the Earth? Only men—not always even men of worth, But claiming rule by right of birth. And Wisdom?—does that come by birth? Nay then—too often the reverse. Wise father oft h

Image of 1983.120.112 - Print

1983.120.112 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Kaiser between spectral figures. Information Written on Back: No. 150 / 20 white / 218 toned / "The Spirits I called to help me".... Blood-shed and Hunger: no. you must follow us now to the end. The Kaiser: to my end! 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: Ay—to your end!—to your end amid the execrations of a ravaged world! Through all the ages one other only has equalled you in the betrayal of his trust. May your sin come home to you before you go, as did his! May his despair be yours! I

Image of 1983.120.119 - Print

1983.120.119 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Artist before canvas. Information Written on Back: No. 158 / 23 / The court-painter: I have started it as the triumphal entrance in Paris, and now they order me to change Paris into Belgrado. 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: Very happily and very graphically has Raemaekers here pointed the contrast between the Gargantuan hopes with which the Kaiser and his Junker army embarked on the War, and the exiguous and shadowy fruits of their boasted victories up to the present. They foretold

Image of 1983.120.131 - Print

1983.120.131 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Information Written on Back: No. 61 / 717 / Tromys and de Ruyter: if these Zepp's continue flying over our forts we will have to get to work! 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: A generation ago a little clique of wise men at Oxford patted themselves on the back for having discovered "The Historical Method." But the common people of all countries have always known it. The names of the great dead are not forgotten, nor yet the great things for which they stood. There may be no strict liturg

Image of 1983.120.38 - Print

1983.120.38 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Albert before Pope. Information Written on Back: No. 23 / King Albert to the Pope: With those who burnt our villages and towns, sacrileged our churches, murdered or raped my people, I cannot make peace before Justice is done. 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 war has been singularly barren of heroic figures, perhaps because the magnitude of the events has called forth such a multitude of individually heroic acts that no one can be placed before the rest; yet, when this greatest ph

Image of 1983.120.39 - Print

1983.120.39 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Statue of Christ in ruins in bombed church. Information Written on Back: No. 24 / 38 / Gott mit Uns. 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 deliberate war made by Prussia in all those areas which she can reach or occupy against the symbols and sacred objects of the Christian faith is a phenomenon in every way worthy of consideration. It is clearly not a matter of accident. The bombardment at Rheims Cathedral, for example, can be proved to have been deliberate. It had no military object

Image of 1983.120.47 - Print

1983.120.47 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Crowd of women in black veils. Information Written on Back: No. 34 / 253 / The Widows. 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: This deeply pathetic picture evokes the memory of many sad and patient faces which we have seen during the last eighteen months. It is the women, after all—wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters—who have the heaviest load to bear in war-time. The courage and heroism which they have shown are an honour to human nature. The world is richer for it; and the sacrifice

Image of 1983.120.132 - Print

1983.120.132 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Information Written on Back: No. 143 / 252 / The false-peace monger. / The Kaiser: go and try it, but if you tell that it comes from me I deny 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: Were I privileged to have a hand at the Peace Conference, my cooperation would take the part of deeds and I should only ask to hang the walls of the council chamber with life-size reproductions of Raemaekers in blood-red frames. For human memory is weak, and as mind of man cannot grasp the meaning of a million

Image of 1983.120.10 - Print

1983.120.10 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Soldier/tramp with poisons. Information Written on Back: No. 96 / 55 / I was a convict but now I am a spreader of kultur. 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: Prussia in every war has betrayed that peculiar mark of barbarism consisting in using the intellectual weapons of a superior, but not knowing how to use them. It is still a matter of mystery to the directing Prussian mind why the sinking of the Lusitania should have shocked the world. A submarine cannot take a prize into port. The

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 1983.120.108 - Print

1983.120.108 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Kaiser and Crown Prince in sleigh driven by death. Information Written on Back: No. 144 / 19 / The Krownprinc: I can not help thinking all the time of the Beresina. 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: "Is it still a long way to the Beresina?" The whole civilized world sincerely hopes not. Death, with the grin on his fleshless face, is hurrying them along to it as fast as his troika can go. Three black horses abreast he drives—Dishonour, Disappointment, and Disgrace—and the more au

Image of 1983.120.109 - Print

1983.120.109 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Joffre as surgeon, to child labelled "Kleine Vrede". Information Written on Back: No. 146 / 157 white / 104 toned / General Joffre to little-Peace: No deary, we can't stop the operation before we have cut out the absess. 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: Here is pictured a grim fact that the Peace cranks would do well to see plainly. The surgeon who is operating on a cancer case cannot allow himself to be satisfied with merely the removal of the visible growth which is causing such p

Image of 1983.120.110 - Print

1983.120.110 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Old man being kicked out of door marked "Entente". Information Written on Back: No. 110 / 1746 / Peace-feelers. Bethman Holweg: it does not feel like Peace yet. 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 present policy of Germany is a curious mixture of underhand diplomacy and boastful threats. If she desires to impress the neutral States, she vaunts the great conquests that she has been able to accomplish. She points out, especially to Roumania and to Greece, how terrible is her vengeance

Image of 1983.120.111 - Print

1983.120.111 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Kaiser talking to Crown Prince. Information Written on Back: No. 149 / 386 / The Kaiser: if they accept our Peace-terms they are done; if they refuse the responsibility for prolonging the war is theirs [sic]. 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 is a significance in this cartoon which I believe will appeal much more strongly to the firing line than to Home. The Front distrusts politics, and especially the higher politics. That means the juggling and wire-pulling of the Chancellerie

Image of 1983.120.48 - Print

1983.120.48 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Woman crying at table. Information Written on Back: No. 35 / 255 / One that does not understand the "beauty of 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: How often have I been asked by sorrow-stricken mothers and wives: "Why does not Providence intervene either to stop this war, or at least to check its cruelties and horrors?" If for many amongst us not yet bereaved this European massacre is a puzzle, it should not cause us dismay or surprise, if the widow or son-bereaved mother lifts up

Image of 1983.120.49 - Print

1983.120.49 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Crown Prince of Germany with lackey holding a wreath. Information Written on Back: No. 38 / 235 / "Gott strafe England" father says and I am to do France. 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: Behind him stands the embodiment of all that Prussian kultur and efficiency mean, wooden uninventiveness, clockwork accuracy of movement—without soul or inspiration. He himself is thin and scraggy—Raemaekers has intensified these characteristics, but even so the caricature of the reality is more acc

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