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Suez Canal, from the series 'The Empire's Highway to India', 1928 (colour litho)

commissioned by the Empire Marketing Board and printed by Johnson, Riddle & Co Ltd for HMSO; see also 464423 & 464424; Manchester Art Gallery holds a

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Suez Canal, from the series 'The Empire's Highway to India', 1928 (colour litho)
Image number
MAN464425
Title
Suez Canal, from the series 'The Empire's Highway to India', 1928 (colour litho)
Artist
Pears, Charles (1873-1958) / English
Location
Manchester Art Gallery, UK
Medium
colour lithograph
Date
1928 AD (C20th AD)
Description
commissioned by the Empire Marketing Board and printed by Johnson, Riddle & Co Ltd for HMSO; see also 464423 & 464424; 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 / 20th century / boat / tugboat / transport / transportation / advertisement / ship / print / highway / advert / egyptian / camel / empire marketing board / british empire / egypt / suez canal / imperial / sailors / 20s / twenties / sailor / camels / india / waterway / vintage poster / male / travelling / mast / transport / emb / route

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