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Irrigating Currant Vines - Australia (colour litho)

commissioned by the Empire Marketing Board and printed by Waterlow & Sons Ltd for HMSO; Manchester Art Gallery holds a fascinating collection of arti

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Irrigating Currant Vines - Australia (colour litho)
Image number
MAN464407
Title
Irrigating Currant Vines - Australia (colour litho)
Artist
Webb, Archibald Bertram (1887-1944) / English
Location
Manchester Art Gallery, UK
Medium
colour lithograph
Description
commissioned by the Empire Marketing Board and printed by Waterlow & Sons Ltd 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 / channels / print / currant vine / colony / advert / empire marketing board / british empire / irrigation / vineyard / australia / vines / imperial / worker / palm tree / channel / dominion / irrigating / colonial / water / vintage poster / australian / male / commodity / emb

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Medium 1024 × 682 px 87 × 58 mm 1 MB
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