The Austrian capital was plunged into the First world war
In the entrance hall of the National library of Austria show “To my peoples!”, so named for the manifest Kaiser Franz Josef about the Declaration of war, presented in the form of printed posters. The exhibition became a military Assembly of the former court library.
Already in the summer of 1914 it Director Josef Ritter von Karabacek concerned with the collection, which was to capture the victory of the Austrian spirit. By the time of the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy it had more than 52 thousand posters and literary texts, as well as postcards field mail and other archival documents.
Only photos were more than 30 thousand For the exhibition of photographs selected from 118 albums, performed the so-called military press-quarter, special propaganda Department, most of them shown for the first time.