Details
IMAGE number
MAN464535
Title
Eat More Fish, from the series 'Caught by British Fishermen' [6319389] (colour litho)
Artist
Pears, Charles (1873-1958) / English
Location
Manchester Art Gallery, UK
Medium
colour lithograph
Description
See 464535, 464536, 464443, 464441, 464442 Commissioned by the Empire Marketing Board and printed by Waterlow & Sons 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
Keywords
food / advertisement / advertising / print / propaganda / advert / empire marketing board / british empire / text / healthy / Seller / fishmonger / health / vintage poster / male / selling / eat more fish / slogan / emb

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Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 2703 × 4062 px 229 × 344 mm 9 MB
Medium 682 × 1024 px 58 × 87 mm 1 MB
Copyright
Out of copyright

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