|Posters - Propaganda|
Defence of the Homeland Switzerland Switzerland / 1935 / Propaganda Posters / J.C. / 128x91 Original vintage propaganda poster in Italian: For the Defence of the Homeland – Vote Yes – 24 February 1935 / Per la difesa della Patria – Votate Si – Il 24 Febbraio 1935. Great artwork featuring the profile of a solider in uniform holding a bayonet rifle gun standing in front of a stone marking the Swiss border separating the vision of war ridden Europe with burnt out building with smoke rising by a tree on one side and peaceful Switzerland with a farmer ploughing his field with horses next to a farm on the other, the text above and below in stylised letters. This February 1935 referendum to reorganise the military was the only approved vote out of the total of four referendums held that year; the others were held in May (transport of goods and animals), June (economic crisis management) and September (total revision of the federal constitution). Large size. Good condition, restored folds and losses on margins, staining, backed on linen.