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  • John Vondrous
    born: Chotusice, Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic) ; died: Prague, Czechoslovakia (present-day Czech Republic) ; active: United States
  • title page, 1918
  • The Kultur-Bearers
  • Where object was made: United States or Europe
  • etching
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 253 x 182 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 9 15/16 x 7 3/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 482 x 329 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 19 x 12 15/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2013.0065.01.a
Label Text

The Kulture-Bearers in all caps, underneath the title is an image of a German soldier with a spike helmet strangling a bare-breasted female, underneath the image is quoted text: “We must vanquish for the downfall of Germanism would be the downfall of humanity,” below text reads: Five Etchings by J.C. Vondrous with a symbol below, at the bottom is printed NEW YORK 1918.