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Die frau in der inneren Front!

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Austria (made)

  • Date:

    1940 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR6

Physical description

Poster promoting the NS Frauenschaft (National Socialist Women's Association), and appealing for donations for the kriegswinterhilfswerk (war winter welfare organization). A woman, wearing dungarees stands in the centre of the poster, with a young boy standing in front of her. Her fists are clenched, and her face is in shadow. Behind her, to the right, is a shadowy figure of a German soldier. On the left of the poster is a group of geometric forms, like square-topped pyramids. Above these shapes is the slogan, printed in red, in a font resembling Theuerdank Fraktur, 'Die Frau in der inneren Front!' (women at the inner, or home, front). Below the image, in the same font, but printed in black is, 'Die NS.-Frauenschaft, sammelt vom 22. bis 29. Februar für das kriegswinterhilfswerk'.

Place of Origin

Austria (made)


1940 (made)



Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'Die Frau / in der inneren / Front'
The Woman at the inner Front!, or The Woman on the home Front!
German, printed in red font, probably Theuerdank Fraktur, upper left corner of poster

'Die NS.-Frauenschaft / sammelt vom 22. bis 29. Februar für das kriegswinterhilfswerk'
The National Socialist Women's Association is collecting for the wintertime War help organisation [WHW] from the 22nd until the 29th of February
German, printed in black possibly Theuerdank Fraktur font, below the image


Height: 50.1 cm, Width: 69.9 cm

Descriptive line

"Die frau in der inneren Front!" World War II propaganda poster, Austria, 1940


Paper; Ink



Subjects depicted

Women; Overalls; National socialism; Gendered space; Politics; Rifles; War; Children; Propaganda; Soldiers


Prints; Propaganda; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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