A gigantic human skull, representing death, spewing out poison in the form of warships armed with poison gas. Colour lithograph, 192-.

Date:
[between 1920 and 1929]
Reference:
640518i
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[Netherlands] : [Women's International League for Peace and Freedom?], [between 1920 and 1929]

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1 print : lithograph, printed in red and black ; image and border 59.4 x 79.4 cm

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Onze vloot. Staat giy toe dat wederom de dood zijn gift brake over de aarde?

Notes

Apparently part of the anti-poison gas propaganda issued by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and from 1924 by its International Committee Against Scientific Warfare, that resulted in a clause in the 1925 Geneva Protocol by which abstention from use of poison gas was agreed by the signatories. See Gertrude Bussey and Margaret Tims, Pioneers for peace: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1915-1965 (London: WILPF British Section, 1980), pp. 47-48, 65-67

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Wellcome Collection 640518i

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