Details
IMAGE number
MAN464455
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
fruit / botany / botanical / natural history / science / food / advertisement / advertising / window / shopping / female / print / graphic / signs / advert / lemons / vegetables / customer / empire marketing board / british empire / bananas / sign / colourful / shop / exterior / imperial / basket / baskets / bright / bold / goods / customers / fruits / colonial / oranges / vintage poster / male / apples / shopfront / store / produce / fresh / emb / John Bull

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