Details
IMAGE number
MAN464450
Title
Untitled, from the series 'John Bull, Sons and Daughters' [6319400] (colour litho)
Artist
Williamson, Harold Sandys (1892-1978) / British
Location
Manchester Art Gallery, UK
Medium
colour lithograph
Description
See 464503, 464504, 464450, 464455 & 464454 Commissioned by the Empire Marketing Board and printed by Eyre & Spottiswoode 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
/ advertisement / advertising / window / female / meats / print / chicken / trade / new zealand / advert / imports / customer / empire marketing board / british empire / child / colonies / shop / goose / geese / exterior / imperial / Irish Free State / meat / butcher / rabbit / goods / customers / colonial / pork / poultry / looking / butchers / vintage poster / australian / male / exports / import / shopfront / lamb / store / english / export / produce / emb / John Bull

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Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 3831 × 2581 px 324 × 219 mm 13 MB
Medium 1024 × 690 px 87 × 58 mm 1 MB
Copyright
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