The pending trial of “Hangman Peters,” which followed August Bebel’s denunciation of Carl Peters in the Reichstag in March 1896 was being discussed when the Berlin Trade and Industrial Exhibition took place in 1896. This poster, entitled “Berlin Colonial-Peters Exhibition, 1896” [“Berliner Colonial-Peters Ausstellung 1896”], mimicked the exhibition’s official poster to denounce the murderous Peters. The caption reads: “Due to indiscretion, some of what we can expect is already coming to light.”

Caricature of the “Colonial Peters Exhibition” (1896)


Source: Original woodcut by an unknown artist from Kladderadatsch 49, Nr. 12 (22. March 1896), p. 48. Available online at: https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.2277#0122