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Empire Buying Begins at Home, from the series 'The UK Shows her Produce' [6321241] (colour litho)
English School, (20th century) / English
Manchester Art Gallery, UK
colour lithograph
See 6320721, 452978, 452979, 452980, 452981, 452982. Commissioned by the Empire Marketing Board and printed by Jordison & Co Ltd for HMSO; Manchester Art Gallery holds a fascinating collection of artist-designed posters, Commissioned by the British government's Empire Marketing Board between 1926 and 1933. The EMB's main function was to increase sales of Empire-grown and Empire-made goods throughout Great Britain, its Dominions and its Colonies. One aspect of its activities was a poster campaign that was designed to turn Britons into 'Empire-conscious' consumers. Over 200 posters were acquired by Manchester Art Gallery in the 1930s. The posters' strong images illustrate the Empire's people, places and products. However, for a contemporary audience, the posters sometimes express uncomfortable beliefs and raise difficult questions about the legacies of the Empire today.
Photo credit
© Manchester Art Gallery / Bridgeman Images
box / crate / flag / fruit / botany / botanical / natural history / science / food / advertisement / flag / buy british / print / advert / great britain / empire marketing board / british empire / colourful / flags / imperial / tomatoes / tomato / bright / bold / map / scottish / vintage poster / produce / scotland / emb / union jack

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Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 2703 × 4062 px 229 × 344 mm 11 MB
Medium 682 × 1024 px 58 × 87 mm 1 MB
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