Emil Ranzehofer was an early innovator in the design of modernistic posters. Of the fifty-three known poster that he designed, the the Albertina in Vienna, Austria has at least 46 of his posters in their collection. One of the posters, made up of four pages, is on display in the Prater advertising an “American Scenic” ride. Others advertised fashions, shoe polish, cigarettes, theatre productions, etc.
Nine of thes posters have a WWI theme. All were commercial, but some were more directly connected to the Austro-Hungarian WWI War effort.