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IMAGE number
MAN464504
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
1920s / 20s / twenties / 1920-1929 / 1920's / 20th century / 20 century / XX century / XXth century / twentieth century / 20 20th xx xxth twentieth century / 20 20th xx xxth century / 20 20th 20th XX XXth 20th century / c20th / walking stick / cane / fashion / fashionable / fashions / advertisement / advertising / dog / trees / smiling / female / bags / street / print / graphic / advert / empire marketing board / british empire / child / stylish / lead / 20s / customers / twenties / vintage poster / shopping bag / shoppers / male / shopper / emb / John Bull

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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
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