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“Tsarist Army Returning from the Russo-Japanese War,” ’Burya’ (Storm), No.4, 1906. Source.

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“Nightmare of Petersburg,” Satirikon. No. 23, September 13, 1908.  

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nemfrog:

A moon being comes up with an explanation for the flames consuming the earth. “It is for me, great fires lit by the earthlings to delay the cooling of their planet.”

La Baionnette. November 7, 1918. From an issue devoted to the view of WW I from other planets.

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“Amor Vincit Omnia,” Satirikon, No. 17, 1908

 

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“Nothing is more permanent than the change,” Simplicissimus. Vol. 37, issue 13, June 26, 1932. Cover.

“Man trägt mich bald von rechten zum linken und wieder vom linken zum rechten Ufer – und das nennen sie immer Rettung.” 

[AL translation:] “One soon carries me off, from right to left and then from left to right bank – and always, they call that salvation.“ 

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Johannes Ruff, “Wie eine wohlorganisirte Freischaar ausziehen that.” Pencil and watercolour, c. 1845. Zentralbibliothek Zürich.

Satirical print – note the top-hatted men carry alcohol and books – showing the young poet, artist, writer and radical Gottfried Keller as a drummer as part of a Freischaar – volunteer ‘soldiers’ often connected to a political tendency or group. In the Swiss case, freischaar were often liberal-radical opposed to the more conservative Catholic cantons – their ‘raids’ and ‘invasions’ in 1844 and 1845 were one of the factors that precipitated the formation of the Sonderbund and the civil war in 1847.

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