In 1920, flags were used as one of the most effective and eye-catching instruments of propaganda, in an attempt to appeal to feelings and the subconscious. This poster, like many of the other plebiscite posters drawn by Thor Bøgelund, puts forward no arguments for voting Danish; the message is carried by irrational elements. The image shows a Danish flag (Dannebrog) descending into a field of corn – a hidden reference to the myth of the origin of Dannebrog, descending from heaven at the battle of Reval in Estonia in 1219. Many people at the time would have understood this reference, as the 700th anniversary of the event had been celebrated in 1919. The landscape is the very essence of what was seen to be special for Denmark: a field of ripe corn with the silvery-blue sea in the background and a little house with its flagpole sheltering in the lee of a hill. Nothing could be more archetypically Danish. Danish plebiscite poster, drawn by Thor Bøgelund. 5,000 copies. 92 x 64 cm.