Anyone who lived in the United States during WWI could have told you that Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany was far from being the most popular person on the face of the Earth. Given a choice, many Americans would have given their support to the Devil himself over befriending the Kaiser! These two posters give an example of just how unpopular of a man he was:
Propaganda is not meant to be subtle by any means, but this goes above and beyond bluntly getting the point across that the Kaiser was a bad person! In reality, Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated almost immediately before the Armistice was signed on November 11, 1918, and fled to the neutral Netherlands. He purchased some property in the small town of Doorn, where he lived the rest of his life in relative peace and quiet until his death on June 4, 1941. He was never put on trial for allegedly starting the war, authorizing supposed atrocities like unrestricted submarine warfare or the "Rape of Belgium," but these two posters serve as wish fulfillment for any fantasies vengeful Entente leaders or soldiers had against their sworn enemy. They show the lengths that people went to demonize the Kaiser and the hated "Hun" that they fought during the war. One cannot feel but a sense of shock and amusement upon seeing such a brazen display of hate and vengeance against one man and what he stood for.
P.S: Interestingly enough, I was not able to find any information about who published these posters other than R.A of New York. If anyone is able to find out any more info behind these posters, send the Chudnow Museum an email; this would help us out a lot!