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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 1983.120.61 - Print

1983.120.61 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Fat German in dog cart pulled by man in muzzle. Information Written on Back: No. 66 / 211 / When Holland showed to be ready for eventually defending herself against German oppression of Belgium her saying : it is better to be a living dog than a dead lion. 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 the grim choice of alternatives presented to other nations by the creed of Deutschland über Alles—the cost of resistance and the reward of submission. On one side lies the man who has fought

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 1983.120.115 - Print

1983.120.115 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Woman tied to howitzer wheel, fire lit underneath her hand. Information Written on Back: No. 153 / 290 / Europe - am I not yet civilised enough? 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 are some English critics who have not yet considered so simple a thing as that the case against horrors must be horrible. In this respect alone this publication of the work of the distinguished foreign cartoonist is a thing for our attention and enlightenment. It is the whole point of the awful experien

Image of 1983.120.4 - Print

1983.120.4 - 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 1983.120.5 - Print

1983.120.5 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Old man having foot labelled "Trepino" with foot being sawed off. Information Written on Back: No. 81 / 225 white / 248 toned / Trying to bribe Italy: "Have another piece!" 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 All-Highest, so we are told, loves a joke at another's expense, a trait in his character essentially barbaric. Raemaekers reproduces the twinkle in the Imperial eye as William of Potsdam offers to a quondam ally the foot which belongs to his senile and helpless brother of Hapsb

Image of 1983.120.6 - Print

1983.120.6 - 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 1983.120.26 - 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,

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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 1983.120.48 - 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 1983.120.63 - 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 1983.120.52 - 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 1983.120.1 - Print

1983.120.1 - 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

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1983.120.2 - Print

Print by Louis Raemaekers Shows three jester juggling money. Pencil titled "Warloan juggling in Germany". 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: Raemaekers is pitiless, but never oversteps the truth. National Debts are ever national millstones, worn around the neck. They are worn unwillingly, and they are not ornamental; they are a burden, and the weight is sometimes crushing. A prospect of that sort seems to be the lot of several of the "Great Powers" of Europe for the remainder, and the greater portion, of the Twen

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