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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 1983.120.90 - Print

1983.120.90 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Soldiers with clothing burning. Information Written on Back: No. 118 / 135 / Liquid fire. 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 one sits down to think, there are few things in connection with the devastating War now raging, wild-beast-like, almost throughout the length and breadth of Europe, so appalling as the application of science and man's genius to the work of decimating the human species. Early in the conflict, which is being fought for the basal principles of civilization a

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 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 1983.120.26 - 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,

Image of 1983.120.27 - Print

1983.120.27 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Tied woman kneeling on floor beside German soldier seated in chair. Information Written on Back: No. 16 / 315 / von Bising [sic] in Belgium: I'll make you happy. 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 cartoon in which the Prussian is depicted as saying to his bound and gagged victim, "Ain't I a lovable fellow?" is one of the most pointed and vital of all pictorial, or indeed other, criticisms on the war. It is very important to note that German savagery has not interfered at all with

Image of 1983.120.28 - Print

1983.120.28 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers German soldier in room labelled "Belgique", dead baby on floor nearby. Information Written on Back: No. 11 / 300 / Our guest Bernhardi established the methods and principles I follow. 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: It is the most bestial part of this most bestial thing that it is calculated and a matter of orders. The private soldier takes his share of the loot, and is generally the instrument of the cold and ordered killing; but it is the officer-class which most profits in goods,

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 1983.120.44 - Print

1983.120.44 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Charge of French people. Information Written on Back: No. 31 / 108 / Allons enfants de la Patrie. Additional Information from "Raemaekers' Cartoon History of the War, Volume 1:The First Twelve Months of War" by Louis Raemaekers Copyright 1918 (https://www.gutenberg.org/files/34031/34031-h/34031-h.htm) NOTE: Soldiers,—Upon the memorable fields of Montmirail, of Vauchamps, of Champaubert, which a century ago witnessed the victories of our ancestors over Blücher’s Prussians, your vigorous offensive has triumphed over the resistance of the Germans. Held on his flanks, his centre broken, the enemy is now retreating towards east and north by forced marches. T

Image of 1983.120.45 - Print

1983.120.45 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Statues pointing at German soldier Information Written on Back: No.32 / 57 / The very stones cry out. The Saints of Reims: it was he that spoliated us. 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: If the highly organized enemy with whom we are at grips in a life-and-death struggle would only play the war game in accordance with the rules drawn up by civilized peoples, he would, indeed, command our admiration no less than our respect. Never on this earth was there such a splendid fighting machine

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 1983.120.48 - 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

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 1983.120.78 - Print

1983.120.78 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Uncle Sam to blood-spattered butcher. Information Written on Back: No. 104 / 39 white / 142 toned / To the submarine-butcher. Have you nearly finished. 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 recent descent of so many of her citizens from the people now warring in Europe has of necessity prevented America from looking on events in Europe with a single eye. But the predominant American type and the predominant American frame of mind are still typified by the lithe and sinuous figure of t

Image of 1983.120.63 - Print

1983.120.63 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Man sitting up in bed. Information Written on Back: No. 71A / 182 / I dreamt that it all was not true. 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: Most people have wondered from time to time what the Kaiser thinks in his inmost heart and in the solitude of his own chamber about the condition of Germany and about the War. What impression has been made on him by the alternation of victories and failures during the last twenty months? After all he has staked everything—he has everything to lose. W

Image of 1983.120.80 - Print

1983.120.80 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Blood-spattered German to Uncle Sam. Female figure on table behind German; perhaps Marianne. Information Written on Back: No. 106 / 249 / If you only understood how kindhearted I really am! 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: It need not necessarily be supposed that the directors of German destiny, who are not devoid of intelligence, took the ravings of Bernhardi over-seriously. He had his special uses no doubt before the day. But on the morrow of the day, when questions of responsibil

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