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And Their Spears, from the series 'The Empire Stands for Peace' (colour litho)

See 464473, 464475, 464472, 464471, 464474 Commissioned by the Empire Marketing Board and printed by Eyre & Spottiswoode for HMSO; full text: 'They

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And Their Spears, from the series 'The Empire Stands for Peace' (colour litho)
Image number
MAN464472
Title
And Their Spears, from the series 'The Empire Stands for Peace' (colour litho)
Artist
English School, (20th century) / English
Location
Manchester Art Gallery, UK
Medium
colour lithograph
Description
See 464473, 464475, 464472, 464471, 464474 Commissioned by the Empire Marketing Board and printed by Eyre & Spottiswoode for HMSO; full text: 'They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: Nation shall not lift up a sword against Nation, neither shall they learn war any more'; 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
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