Details
IMAGE number
MAN464461
Title
Food and Fruits of Empire [6319396] (colour litho)
Artist
Nicholson, William (1872-1949) / English
Location
Manchester Art Gallery, UK
Medium
colour lithograph
Description
See 464458, 464460, 464462, 464461, 464459. Commissioned by the Empire Marketing Board and printed by Vincent Brookes, Day & Son 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 / © Desmond Banks / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
fruit / botany / botanical / natural history / science / food / advertisement / advertising / female / print / advert / empire marketing board / british empire / child / imperial / fruits / vintage poster / back / rear view / emb

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Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 2484 × 3784 px 210 × 320 mm 7 MB
Medium 672 × 1024 px 57 × 87 mm 1 MB
Copyright
Out of copyright

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